Furbatto, whose F1 experience includes stints working for BAR, Toyota, McLaren, Toro Rosso, Manor, and Alfa Romeo, was appointed as Aston Martin’s new engineering director last week.

Aston Martin also confirmed that current technical director Andrew Green will be promoted to the new role of chief technical officer.

Ahead of this weekend’s Styrian Grand Prix, more details have emerged about how the department will be organised to create what Aston Martin says will be “a more focused technical management structure with greater strength in depth”.

Green will be responsible for global technical strategy and will be supported by a three-strong team of technical leaders comprising the positions of performance director, engineering director and technical director.

Tom McCullough will continue to oversee trackside engineering and performance under the new title of performance director, with his responsibilities extending to performance areas within the factory.


Furbatto will be tasked with taking responsibility for factory engineering support and projects, including structures, reliability and R&D once he starts his new position.

Aston Martin has confirmed that it will sign a new technical director to lead its aerodynamics development, overall car design and mid-term technical strategy.

Commenting on the restructure, Aston Martin CEO and team principal Otmar Szafnauer said: “As Andrew Green takes on this important strategic technical role, I am pleased to outline our new structure that will add real strength in depth to our technical operations. 

“In Tom, we have an experienced and talented engineer, who will continue to be responsible for trackside performance as well as the many factory-based performance functions. He is a strong leader, who has contributed a huge amount to the team’s success over the last eight years. 

“With Luca Furbatto adding expertise to factory operations, focussed on the technical support areas, we have brought in another excellent people manager with great expertise in his areas of responsibility. Both men will report to Andrew Green, as will the soon to be appointed new Technical Director. 

“Everybody at Aston Martin Cognizant Formula 1 Team aims to win Grands Prix and World Championships, and this new and improved structure we have created mirrors that of the most successful teams in Formula 1 today.”