United Autosports has hired former Ferrari F1 race engineer David Greenwood to become its technical director with immediate effect.
David joins the British-flagged team as it prepares for its maiden outing in the FIA World Endurance Championship, but will work on all areas of the race team’s operations, in the European Le Mans Series and the Michelin Le Mans Cup in both LMP2 and LMP3.
“I would like to thank Zak and Richard for creating this opportunity at United Autosports. I am very much looking forward to starting work with the team and together with my new colleagues helping them to build upon the success they have already enjoyed,” said Greenwood.
David has a wealth of experience in race engineering, vehicle dynamics and race car systems having worked with some of the top teams and drivers in the world. He was Kimi Raikkonen’s engineer for three years while working for the Ferrari F1 team and has also worked with Fernando Alonso at Renault.
Richard Dean, United Autosports team owner added: “I have been wanting to develop a role within United Autosports that brings together all our expert engineers to strengthen the systems we currently have in place.
“The technical director role is a new one for our company, but as we continue to grow, we need to examine in detail all our racing activities with the view of implementing various improvements, systems and controls. Our ambition is to keep on winning and improving as a team and I believe having someone of Dave’s calibre will do just that.”
The new technical director role at United Autosports has been created to build the engineering department to ensure the team are extracting every last bit of performance out of all areas of the business.
The team’s next event is at Silverstone the ELMS-WEC doubleheader at the end of the month.
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