Aston Martin continues to strengthen its F1 workforce by including new employees from rival groups.
This time it’s Andor Hegedus, from Crimson Bull, who will arrive as new senior undertaking designer. The Hungarian engineer has introduced by means of the LinkedIn platform that he has joined Aston Martin beginning with the 2024 season.
Hegedus got here to F1 in 2011 with the now defunct Marussia, and was then employed by Crimson Bull, as head of the so-called Pit Gear, the place his duties included “planning, managing and designing pit cease tools and pit group tasks,” it’s famous in his resume.
It needs to be remembered that Crimson Bull has at all times gained the DHL award, the quickest workforce in ‘pit cease’ since its institution in 2018 , an space by which Aston Martin additionally needs to position itself with the perfect.
Crimson Bull had the quickest pit cease in historical past, with Max Verstappen, by which they wanted simply 1.82 seconds on the 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix. Solely McLaren was capable of beat them, by 0.002 seconds, in Qatar final October.
Nonetheless, Crimson Bull was nonetheless capable of win the general standings once more, for the sixth consecutive 12 months, due to their consistency all through the season.
Reunion with Fallows
The 2023 marketing campaign was Hegedus’ final with Crimson Bull, earlier than he arrived at Aston Martin to tackle the same function throughout the Silverstone outfit. “We’ll be carrying inexperienced within the subsequent chapter. I’m very completely happy to begin a brand new part as senior undertaking designer at Aston Martin. Thanks very a lot for the assist and messages,” Hegedus stated on LinkedIn.
Hegedus has adopted within the footsteps of Dan Fallows, who left his place as Head of Aerodynamics at Crimson Bull to go up the technical director place at Aston Martin in 2022. The workforce made an apparent leap in high quality final 12 months with a really aggressive automotive in any respect ranges and eight podium finishes with Fernando Alonso.