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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)
23.07.2016 - Qualifying, Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Williams FW38
23.07.2016 - Qualifying, Felipe Massa (BRA) Williams FW38
23.07.2016 - Qualifying, Felipe Massa (BRA) Williams FW38
23.07.2016 - Qualifying, Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Williams FW38
23.07.2016 - Qualifying, Sebastian Vettel (GER) Scuderia Ferrari SF16-H leads Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Williams FW38
23.07.2016 - Qualifying, Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB12 and Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Williams FW38
23.07.2016 - Qualifying, Felipe Nasr (BRA) Sauber C34
23.07.2016 - Qualifying, Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid and Felipe Massa (BRA) Williams FW38
23.07.2016 - Qualifying, Felipe Nasr (BRA) Sauber C34
23.07.2016 - Qualifying, Felipe Nasr (BRA) Sauber C34
23.07.2016 - Qualifying, Marcus Ericsson (SUE) Sauber C34, Carlos Sainz Jr (ESP) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR11 and Felipe Nasr (BRA) Sauber C34
23.07.2016 - Qualifying, Marcus Ericsson (SUE) Sauber C34, Carlos Sainz Jr (ESP) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR11 and Felipe Nasr (BRA) Sauber C34
23.07.2016 - Qualifying, Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Williams FW38
23.07.2016 - Qualifying, Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Williams FW38 and the red flag
23.07.2016 - Qualifying, Felipe Nasr (BRA) Sauber C34
23.07.2016 - Qualifying, Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Williams FW38
23.07.2016 - Qualifying, Felipe Massa (BRA) Williams FW38

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