Nikolas Tombazis back to F1 as chief of the aerodynamics of Manor


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The team Manor has announced that they are done with the services of the expert Nikolas Tombazis, which shall exercise the office of chief of aerodynamics. The Greek has a long history in Formula 1, which came from the hands of the team Benetton in 1992. The following year he became head of aerodynamics, a position he also held in Ferrari and McLaren. Later it became the leader in the design of cars, and in 2005 he was chief project director of the Woking. From there he returned to Ferrari where he served as chief of design for nine years. The restructuring of the signing of the Cavallino will be left out of the Formula 1, but now he returns to be part of a project that defined as exciting.

Nikolas Tombazis:

I Am very pleased to be joining the Manor F1 Team at this exciting time in its development. The team plans awesome and is investing in all the right areas to achieve their ambitions on the track, so I’m very expectant to be a part of that journey. The equipment of current design is already very strong and I look forward to working with a great group of people to make the most of the opportunities that lie ahead, and help you to progress during the coming seasons.

John McQuilliam, the technical director of Manor:

I Am delighted to announce to Nikolas in the position of chief of aerodynamics. I believe that this appointment will help amplify the efforts of a design team with a lot of talent that, in recent years, has not had the opportunity to show the extent of your experience and abilities. I am sure that, along with our new Mercedes engine and the gearbox and the technical collaboration of Williams, our new aerodynamic structure will give us the necessary strength to design and develop cars consistently competitive to help us reach our ambitions in the long term.

Although they have not yet announced their lineup of pilots, Manor will count this 2016 Mercedes engine and gearbox Williams, and adding parts to a group called bring the team to the middle part of the grill.