LONDON : Dan Fallows will be part of Aston Martin on April 2 because the Formula One crew’s new technical director after rivals Red Bull agreed to let him go.
The 2022 season begins in Bahrain on March 20.
“We are pleased to have reached an agreement with Red Bull which releases Dan early from his contract and are looking forward to him joining the team,” mentioned Aston Martin’s group CEO Martin Whitmarsh in a press release on Tuesday.
Fallows has been with Red Bull since 2006, most lately as chief engineer for aerodynamics, and was reported to have a contract to mid-2023.
Aston Martin introduced his signing final June however Red Bull crew boss Christian Horner mentioned then that Fallows must see out his contract, including that any transfer would “not be within the next couple of years.”
“It goes without saying that Dan will be missed as he has played an important role during his time at Red Bull Racing,” Horner additionally mentioned on the time.
Red Bull received the drivers’ championship with Max Verstappen final 12 months however have been overwhelmed within the constructors’ standings by Mercedes.
Aston Martin, who use Mercedes engines, have recruited closely from different groups and are additionally constructing a brand new manufacturing unit as Canadian billionaire proprietor Lawrence Stroll units his sights on a future championship problem.
The crew appointed Mike Krack, a former BMW motorsport head, as crew principal final week rather than the departed Otmar Szafnauer.
Krack, a Luxemburger, beforehand additionally labored with Sebastian Vettel in Formula One at BMW-Sauber. The German driver received his 4 world championships with Red Bull from 2010-13.
(Reporting by Alan Baldwin, enhancing by Toby Davis)
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