Alfa Romeo has confirmed Jan Monchaux will take over as the technical director for its Formula 1 team on August 1, replacing Simone Resta.

Monchaux, 41, currently works as Alfa Romeo's head of aerodynamics after joining from Audi last year, but will now step up to lead its technical department.

Resta is set to return to Ferrari this summer, having joined Alfa Romeo in May 2018 when the team raced as Sauber.

"I am very excited about this new challenge and I am looking forward to starting in my new position," said Monchaux.

"The owners, board and team principal are sending a simple but strong message to the whole company – they value continuity and believe in the existing team and the work we have been doing. It is now up to us to prove them right, but I am convinced our future is bright."

Alfa Romeo team principal Frederic Vasseur added: "I want to thank Simone for his contribution to the progression of the team and I wish him all the best for his future appointments.

"As for Jan, I am delighted to have him step up to the role of technical director. He has done a brilliant job so far and I am confident he will be able to lead our technical group as the team continues its upward journey."

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