Alfa Romeo Racing promotes Jan Monchaux to Technical Director
Alfa Romeo Racing has promoted Head of Aerodynamics, Jan Monchaux, to Technical Director as Simone Resta leaves after one year in the job.
Monchaux will start from August 1 and will follow Resta’s departure at the end of this month. Resta is understood to be re-joining his ex-employer, Ferrari which he left a year ago.
Monchaux, a 41 year-old French national, has worked in motorsport for over 10 years.
|2018 – present||Head of Aerodynamics, Sauber F1 Team / Alfa Romeo Racing|
|2013 – 2018||Head of Vehicle Engineering & Aerodynamics, Audi Sport
Head of Aerodynamics, Audi Sport
|2010 – 2012||Aerodynamic department, Ferrari|
|2002 – 2009||Aerodynamic department, Toyota Motorsport|
Frédéric Vasseur, Team Principal Alfa Romeo Racing and Chief Executive Sauber Motorsport AG: “I want to thank Simone for his contribution to the progression of the team and I wish him all the best for his future appointments. As for Jan, I am delighted to have him step up to the role of Technical Director. He has done a brilliant job so far and I am confident he will be able to lead our technical group as the team continues its upward journey.”
Monchaux, new Technical Director of Alfa Romeo Racing: “I am very excited about this new challenge and I am looking forward to starting in my new position. The owners, board and team principal are sending a simple but strong message to the whole company – they value continuity and believe in the existing team and the work we have been doing. It is now up to us to prove them right, but I am convinced our future is bright.”
Alfa Romeo Racing was previously known as Sauber but rebranded in February this year.