Aston Martin has announced another signing from Red Bull Racing, with the hiring of Andrew Alessi, who will become the team’s Head of Technical Operations.
Alessi joins Aston Martin from Red Bull Racing, where he made significant contributions to the aerodynamics department since 2008.
From today (July 1), Alessi will “lead, manage and develop the design, planning, production and operations of the team’s aerodynamics department” at Aston Martin.
“I am delighted to be joining Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team as Head of Technical Operations,” Alessi said.
“Like everyone in and around Formula 1, I have seen and been impressed by the evident ambition of the team I am joining, led as it is now by Lawrence Stroll [Executive Chairman], and I am very much looking forward to working with Otmar Szafnauer [Team Principal and Chief Executive Officer] as well as the very capable technical- and engineering-focused members of the senior management team.
“Now is a fantastic time to be joining a team that is growing fast, and I am ready to get stuck in straight away so as to contribute to the process of making the significant aerodynamic and operational improvements that we need in order to win consistently in the future.”
The announcement comes just days after Red Bull confirmed that Dan Fallows will leave the team at the end of his contract to join Aston Martin as technical director.
Last month, Aston Martin also declared the signing of Luca Furbatto from Alfa Romeo, who joins the team as its Engineering Director.
“Two weeks ago we announced the hiring of Luca Furbatto as our new Engineering Director, who will start work for us in due course,” said Szafnauer.
“Last week Dan Fallows’ forthcoming arrival as our new Technical Director was also made public.
“Today, Andrew Alessi is added to the impressive list of our senior technical/engineering hirings, as Head of Technical Operations. Ours is a great team, and it always has been.
“Many times this year we have said: ‘This team has always punched above its weight; now it has the weight with which to punch harder.’
“That is absolutely true – and expert and experienced new arrivals such as Luca, Dan and now Andrew represent proof that we are building the technical/engineering strength in depth that we need in order to deliver that harder punch.”