A weight reinforcement for the Alpine F1 team

A weight reinforcement for the Alpine F1 team
A weight reinforcement for the Alpine F1 team

Alpine F1 today announced the appointment of David Sanchez as Executive Technical Director, marking a return to Enstone for the French engineer.

In this newly created role, Sanchez will oversee Enstone’s technical department and have overall responsibility for the team’s Performance, Engineering and Aerodynamics matters. He will replace Matt Harman and Dirk de Beer who left recently.

The French engineer will drive key areas of the recently revealed three-pillar technical structure, with Ciaron Pilbeam (Technical Director Performance), Joe Burnell (Technical Director Engineering) and David Wheater (Technical Director Aerodynamics), all reporting to him.

Sanchez joins the team today and will report directly to Bruno Famin, team principal and director of Alpine Motorsports.

“I am excited about this challenge at Alpineconfides Sanchez. I’m looking forward to working again at Enstone, where I started my Formula 1 career. This team has always had fantastic people involved and there is so much potential to unlock. »

“An immense task awaits us to improve performance on the track and this type of challenge motivates me. I am fully ready to get started and I am impatient to reunite with the technical teams at Enstone-Viry with one goal, that of bringing regular success to this great team. »

For Sanchez, it is a return to his roots since he began his career in Formula 1 as a junior aerodynamicist at Enstone with Renault F1 Team in 2005, the year of the team’s double in the drivers’ and constructors’ world championships with Fernando Alonso.

He brings a wealth of professional experience within the best structures in F1, with successful stints at McLaren and Ferrari. He stayed for more than ten years at Maranello, where he headed the aerodynamics department before being named head of vehicle design.

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