Williams chief joins Toro Rosso

2011-12-02 07:29

LOND0N, England  - The Toro Rosso Formula 1 team announced two senior technical appointments - one of them former Williams chief aerodynamicist Jon Tomlinson.

Tomlinson, who resigned from Williams in 2011 in a shake-up of the team's technical department, will be deputy head of aerodynamics based at the Bicester wind tunnel in Britain.

Toro Rosso said Italian Luca Furbatto had joined from McLaren, where he was assistant project leader on the design of the 2011 car, and will take over in April as chief designer at the Faenza headquarters.

The team's current chief designer Ben Butler is returning to work for Red Bull technology in Britain.