Aldo Costa to design 2022 IndyCar

Finally, IndyCar will have a properly designed race car. The greatest designer in F1 history will move to Dallara in September
Finally, IndyCar will have a properly designed race car. Aldo Costa, the greatest designer in F1 history, will move to Dallara in September

Rumor has it that the greatest designer in F1 history will design the 2022 IndyCar for Dallara.

Aldo Costa, born in Parma, Italy, has decided it's time for a new life chapter. Costa will leave the Mercedes F1 team at the end of September and in 2020 will join Italian chassis manufacturer Dallara as their new Chief Technical Officer.

Before joining Mercedes, he was Head of Design Office at Ferrari in 1996, part of the dominant squad that took six constructors’ titles between 1999 and 2004 in the Michael Schumacher era, and two more in 2007 and 2008.

In 2012, Mercedes acquired his services as Engineering Director – putting Costa in charge of car design that led to five F1 constructors’ titles and five F1 drivers’ titles between 2014 and 2018 and it is guaranteed the 2019 Mercedes will also win both world titles, a car Aldo Costa also penned.

Costa said that Dallara founder Giampaolo Dallara helped him get a job at the beginning of his career, and “it feels like the wheel has come full circle."

As Chief Technical Officer, Dallara will use his experience in various projects, and Costa said he was motivated “help attract and develop the next generations of Italian engineering talent at Dallara in the years ahead."

Aldo Costa F1 World Championships (No one else comes close)

No. Seasons Constructors' Champion Drivers' Champion Cars
1 1999 FIA F1 Season Ferrari N/A F399
2 2000 FIA F1 Season Ferrari Michael Schumacher F1-2000
3 2001 FIA F1 Season Ferrari Michael Schumacher F2001
4 2002 FIA F1 Season Ferrari Michael Schumacher F2002
5 2003 FIA F1 Season Ferrari Michael Schumacher F2003-GA
6 2004 FIA F1 Season Ferrari Michael Schumacher F2004
7 2007 FIA F1 Season Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen F2007
8 2008 FIA F1 Season Ferrari N/A F2008
9 2014 FIA F1 Season Mercedes Lewis Hamilton F1 W05 Hybrid
10 2015 FIA F1 Season Mercedes Lewis Hamilton F1 W06 Hybrid
11 2016 FIA F1 Season Mercedes Nico Rosberg F1 W07 Hybrid
12 2017 FIA F1 Season Mercedes Lewis Hamilton F1 W08 EQ Power+
13 2018 FIA F1 Season Mercedes Lewis Hamilton F1 W09 EQ Power+
14 2019 FIA F1 Season Mercedes Lewis Hamilton F1 W10 EQ Power+

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