Smedley begins work with Williams team in Bahrain 3 April, 2014 Rob Smedley Former Ferrari engineer Rob Smedley is finally starting work at Williams. He will don the white team gear for the first time, this weekend in Bahrain. More than a month ago, the British team confirmed long speculation the 40-year-old Briton, famous for his close relationship with Felipe Massa at Ferrari, will soon become ‘Head of Vehicle Performance’ at Grove. Brazil’s Globo said Smedley has now served his mandatory gardening leave and will be on the pitwall in Bahrain. “Rob will be at the track and I will work in the factory and at the tests throughout the season,” Williams’ chief engineer Rod Nelson is quoted. “He will bring a lot of experience and a lot of good ideas,” Nelson added. (GMM) Subbed by AJN. Reports on GrandPrix247.com by: staff & contributors, Reuters syndication, GMM service, Formula 1 teams, sponsors & organisations.