Top engineer Gillan leaves Williams team 18 December, 2012 Dec.18 (GMM) Mark Gillan, chief operations engineer, has left Williams. Citing the confirmation of a team spokeswoman, Reuters news agency reports that Gillan – who only joined the famous British team just over a year ago – wants to “spend more time with his family”. Gillan worked for Jaguar from 2002, moving from Red Bull to Toyota in 2006 to head the Cologne based team’s aerodynamics department. Reuters claimed that, alongside Mike Coughlan and Jason Sommerville, Gillan was “one of a trio of technical people” credited with turning around Williams F1′s fortunes after its abysmal 2011 season. Subbed by AJN. Related NewsWilliams: The pace of the car wasn’t fantasticMassa unhappy to use old parts in HungaryWilliams: A difficult qualifying sessionWilliams: Our upgrades seem to be working wellSmedley: I did not expect such a quick Williams revivalMassa has no fear of rising star BottasLauda says Williams missed PR opportunity with WolffMagnussen pleads innocence as Massa blames him for crashBottas is now Formula 1′s top Flying FinnBottas: We always aim for more but for now we need to be happy JodyRenza Williams reminds me of Ferrari after 1979….what a slide! Maybe there’s a wolf in their management?? It can only get better with Valtteri in 2013!