F1's chief technical officer Pat Symonds

F1 News: Andretti Cadillac poaches Pat Symonds from FOM

Andretti Global announced today that British motor racing technical expert Pat Symonds will join the Andretti Cadillac team in pursuit of entering the FIA Formula One World Championship.

Symonds, who most recently served as Chief Technical Officer for Formula One, will officially join the team at the new Silverstone base of operations on completion of his Gardening Leave at Formula One Management (FOM).

“We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Pat to the Andretti family,” said Andretti Global Chairman & CEO Michael Andretti.

“Pat’s keen understanding of aerodynamics, vehicle dynamics and Formula One power units will be instrumental as we continue to build a competitive team.

“I believe his expertise has been pivotal in shaping the narrative of Formula One and his vote of confidence in joining our effort speaks volumes. I’m really happy with this next step as our work continues at pace.”

Symonds is a renowned figure in the world of motorsport, revered for his exceptional technical expertise. With a career spanning several decades, Symonds has a depth of experience in Formula One, having worked with some of the sport’s most iconic teams and drivers. His partnerships with Michael Schumacher and Fernando Alonso produced 32 race wins, four Drivers’ World Championships and three Constructors’ World Championships.

“I have had the pleasure to work with Pat in the past and he has a wealth of knowledge we can draw upon,” said Nick Chester, Technical Director for Andretti Cadillac. “Pat will bring expertise across technical areas and team operations in his role as Executive Engineering Consultant that will help us develop the team.”

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