WilliamsF1 has confirmed the appointment of Jorg Zander as the company's new chief designer.

Zander joins Williams from BAR-Honda, where he held the post of chief engineer, mechanics and transmission.

He will take up his appointment in September to 'lead the key decisions' to be taken on the development of next year's car - the FW28 - and he will work closely with all of the company's technical heads, reporting directly to technical director, Sam Michael.

"I am delighted that Jorg has decided to join Williams as chief designer, consolidating the process of restructuring WilliamsF1's key technical posts," said Williams' director of engineering, Patrick Head. "I believe we have set the foundation for one of the strongest technical teams in Formula One, and I have every confidence that Jorg will make a considerable contribution to our ambitions for next season and beyond."

Zander's appointment, according to the team, 'complements the process of restructuring of its primary technical posts' which commenced with Head's change in role to director of engineering and Sam Michael's ensuing appointment as technical director in 2004.

A mechanical engineering graduate of Cologne University, Zander has over fifteen years of premier motorsport experience, including WRC and GT experience with Toyota and ITC experience with Opel/GM alongside his Formula One credentials.



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