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. Tweet Related NewsBottas: We need to be happy as a teamNow Alonso linked with Williams driveWilliams preview Russian Grand PrixWilliams calls for closed cockpits in F1Massa: It will be tough but we can beat FerrariFerrari focus on beating WilliamsWilliams: We knew it was going to be damage limitationWilliams improve rapidly to get back in the huntWilliams: We are in a strong positionWilliams: It was a very difficult day 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!