Aston Martin revealed more details about its new three-pronged technical leadership team and teased the appointment of a new technical director ahead of this weekend’s Styrian Grand Prix.

And on Friday, Red Bull announced that its long-term aero head Fallows would be joining Aston Martin to fill that position upon the expiry of his contract. 

The signing of Fallows is a clear statement of intent from Aston Martin, with the team looking to compete for world championships in the coming years.

Fallows joined Red Bull in 2006 as team leader and played an important role in the team’s rise from podium finishers, to race winners, and eventually world champions between 2010-2013.

In 2014, Fallows was promoted to head of aerodynamics. He has since helped shaped the team’s rise to competitiveness throughout the V6 hybrid era, with Red Bull currently leading both world championships.

Commenting on his departure, Red Bull team principal Christian Horner said: “It goes without saying that Dan will be missed as he has played an important role during his time at Red Bull Racing and I would like to thank him for his contribution towards the team’s successes.

“We do however recognise that the chance to take on the role of Technical Director within a Formula 1 team is an appealing next step in his career.

"In turn, this move creates exciting internal progression opportunities as we look to the future and draw from the wealth of talent within the wider Team.”

Red Bull stressed that Fallows will not be departing until the conclusion of his contract and “remains fully focused on building upon the positive start we have made to the 2021 season.”

In Friday's press conference, Horner confirmed Fallows would not be leaving for "a couple more years".