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Smedley move to Williams confirmed

Felipe Massa's former race engineer at Ferrari, Rob Smedley, will join Williams as head of vehicle performance from the Bahrain Grand Prix
Williams has confirmed that it has hired Felipe Massa's former race engineer Rob Smedley from Ferrari.

Smedley joins the team in the newly-created role of head of vehicle performance, and will work with Felipe Massa's race engineer Andrew Murdoch as well as Jonathan Eddolls who is engineer to Valtteri Bottas. Smedley will start work with Williams from the Bahrain Grand Prix onwards.

The team has also announced the signing of Richard Lockwood as head of race strategy, joining Williams from Marussia. Chief technical officer Pat Symonds said the appointments display the team's ambitions for 2014 and beyond.

"Williams is undergoing change and these new appointments reflect how high our ambitions are,” Symonds said. “We have a number of senior people joining us to assist us in the pursuit of those ambitions and I am extremely excited to welcome them on-board.

“2014 gives us the biggest change to the technical regulations that I have seen in my career, and so it will be important to add further depth to the talent we already have here as we head into the new season. Williams has always prided itself on engineering excellence and this latest announcement is part of our continued goal to bring success back to the team."



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14.04.2013- Felipe Massa (BRA) Scuderia Ferrari F138 and Rob Smedley, (GBR), Scuderia Ferrari, Track Engineer of Felipe Massa (BRA)
23.08.2015 - Race, Daniil Kvyat (RUS) Red Bull Racing RB11 and Felipe Massa (BRA) Williams F1 Team FW37
23.08.2015 - Race, Felipe Massa (BRA) Williams F1 Team FW37 leads Felipe Nasr (BRA) Sauber C34
23.08.2015 - Race, Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Williams F1 Team FW37 and Romain Grosjean (FRA) Lotus F1 Team E23
23.08.2015 - Race, Felipe Nasr (BRA) Sauber C34 and Jenson Button (GBR)  McLaren Honda MP4-30.
23.08.2015 - Race, Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Williams F1 Team FW37 and Marcus Ericsson (SUE) Sauber C34
23.08.2015 - Race, Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W06 and Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Williams F1 Team FW37
23.08.2015 - Race, Max Verstappen (NED) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR10 and Felipe Nasr (BRA) Sauber C34
23.08.2015 - Race, Daniil Kvyat (RUS) Red Bull Racing RB11 and Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Williams F1 Team FW37
23.08.2015 - Race, William Stevens (GBR) Manor Marussia F1 Team
23.08.2015 - Race, Felipe Massa (BRA) Williams F1 Team FW37 and Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Scuderia Ferrari SF15-T
23.08.2015 - Race, Daniil Kvyat (RUS) Red Bull Racing RB11 and Felipe Massa (BRA) Williams F1 Team FW37
23.08.2015 - Race, Felipe Massa (BRA) Williams F1 Team FW37
23.08.2015 - Race, Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Williams F1 Team FW37
23.08.2015 - Race, Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Williams F1 Team FW37
23.08.2015 - Race, Jenson Button (GBR)  McLaren Honda MP4-30. and Felipe Nasr (BRA) Sauber C34
23.08.2015 - Race, Jenson Button (GBR)  McLaren Honda MP4-30, William Stevens (GBR) Manor Marussia F1 Team and Fernando Alonso (ESP) McLaren Honda MP4-30
23.08.2015 - Race, Felipe Massa (BRA) Williams F1 Team FW37

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