Ross Brawn and Formula 1 appoint engineers to help shape future regulations
By Jonathan Green
Last Updated: 19/05/17 1:45pm
Formula 1 has announced a trio of appointments to help shape the sport's future regulations as part of Ross Brawn's push to improve racing.
The appointments to Formula 1's Motorsport's division, headed up by Brawn, come with the brief to "research fully the direction and implications of future regulations of the sport" and "improve Formula 1 racing, its entertainment value and its sustainability".
Former engineers Jason Somerville and Craig Wilson are joining Brawn's team as head of aerodynamics and head of vehicle performance respectively.
Somerville was previously head of aerodynamics at Williams and has also worked for Toyota and Lotus-Renault in F1.
Wilson has previously been team leader at British American Racing (BAR), Honda, Brawn GP and Williams in recent years.
F1 has also appointed Nigel Kerr, a former strategic officer at BAR, Honda, Brawn and Mercedes, as finance director. He will assume the role in August.
"I am delighted to welcome three extremely experienced figures who have established themselves as experts within Formula 1 over many decades," said Brawn.
"We are building a team that enables stronger links to be forged between Formula 1's management and the sport's various stakeholders, ensuring that regulations are implemented with the involvement of all parties."
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