Ferrari recruit F1 aerodynamics guru

Loic Bigois (FRA) Williams Chief Aerodynamicist.  Formula One World Championship, Rd 7, Monaco Grand Prix, Practice Day, Monte-Carlo, Monaco, 25 May 2006.  DIGITAL IMAGEJan.11 (GMM) Ferrari has added another Briton to its ranks. After acknowledging its aerodynamic weaknesses, the Italian team last year signed well-known F1 aerodynamicist Loic Bigois to switch from Mercedes.

Ferrari is currently developing its 2013 car, probably to be called the F2013, in Toyota’s state-of-the-art Cologne wind tunnel, while the Maranello facility is closed for improvements.

At the same time, Autosprint reports that the scarlet-clad team has signed Martin Bester.

The Briton’s last post was as Williams’ aerodynamics team leader.

He has also worked for BMW and McLaren.

Prior to working at Mercedes, chief aerodynamicist and Frenchman Bigois worked alongside Bester at Williams, the Italian magazine noted.

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