Sauber appoints Hennel de Beaupreau as new head of aerodynamics

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Sauber Formula 1 Team has continued its rebuilding drive with the appointment of Nicolas Hennel de Beaupreau as its new head of aerodynamics.

Following a long period of financial uncertainty, Sauber’s long-term future was secured over the summer following its takeover by Longbow Finance.

The team began its recruitment drive with the arrival of former Williams and Toro Rosso engineer Xevi Pujolar, and has now added Hennel de Beaupreau to its ranks.

“The Sauber F1 Team is pleased to announce that it has been able to employ another key technical member of staff by appointing Nicolas Hennel de Beaupreau as new head of aerodynamics,” a statement from the team reads.

“The 43-year old Frenchman started at the Sauber F1 Team headquarters in Hinwil at the beginning of September. Hennel de Beaupreau has worked for several Formula 1 teams; previously he worked as head of aerodynamics at the Lotus F1 Team.

“Mariano Alperin-Bruvera and Seamus Mullarkey, who split the position as head of aerodynamics on interim bases, will be back in their previous positions.”

Sauber currently finds itself at the foot of the F1 constructors’ championship without a point to its name in 2016, but has recently introduced a number of updates to its C35 car in a bid to move up the grid.