F1 bolsters team to work with Brawn on future technical regulations

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Formula 1 has bolstered its technical team to work with sporting managing director Ross Brawn in forming the sport’s future regulations.

Ex-Ferrari and Benetton technical chief Brawn returned to F1 in January after three years away when Liberty Media completed its takeover of the sport, appointing him its sporting chief.

Brawn has been working with teams and the FIA to begin to find a direction for the future technical regulations, and is now set to be supported by three new managers within F1’s motorsport division.

Jason Somerville has been appointed head of aerodynamics, having previously held a similar role at Williams and worked with a number of teams in both F1 and sportscar racing.

Craig Wilson joins F1 as head of vehicle performance, having also worked with Williams in its Advanced Engineering division. Wilson worked with Brawn at his eponymous F1 team in 2009.

Another figure joining with history at Brawn GP is Nigel Kerr, who is set to become finance director for the motorsports division in August.

“I am delighted to welcome three extremely experienced figures who have established themselves as experts within Formula 1 over many decades,” Brawn said.

“We are building a team that enables stronger links to be forged between Formula 1’s management and the sport’s various stakeholders, ensuring that regulations are implemented with the involvement of all parties.”