The engineer from Ferrari, team where went along to the recent signing of Mercedes James Allison, will start work at Williams on march 1 as head of the area of aerodynamics.
De Beer started his career at Swift Engineering within the project of IndyCar, subsequently going on to Sauber as an engineer of aerodynamics. In 2008 he was signed by Renault and, with the arrival of Lotus, he remained in the team until the departure of James Allison to Ferrari in 2013. Of Beer followed him to Maranello to act as Aerodinamicista Head until, like his mentor, he left the Italian training in 2016.
Now, with your permission of privacy to the point of death, Dirk de Beer arrives at the Grove to lead the department streamlined. In relation to the appointment, De Beer claimed to be “extremely happy to get to Williams. The team has a legacy of amazing in the Formula 1, and I am proud to be a part of it. I look forward to working with Dave the Weather and the aerodynamic team Williams to help continue to drive the development of the car during the season and beyond. I would like to thank Williams for this opportunity”,
For his part, Claire Williams commented that the team is “delighted to have someone with such vast experience as a Dirk joining the team. After having spent several years as Head of Aerodynamics in Formula 1, their knowledge and technical experience will be, without doubt, a great asset to the team at our momentum continued to return Williams to the top of the grill”. Dirk de Beer replaces Jason Somerville.