x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

Pat Symonds new technical head at Williams F1 after two-year ban

Former Renault F1 engineering chief was banned from Formula One in 2009 after the Singapore Grand Prix scandal.

Williams have struggled so far this season, prompting a change at the top. Peter Steffen / EPA
Williams have struggled so far this season, prompting a change at the top. Peter Steffen / EPA

LONDON // Pat Symonds, the former Renault F1 engineering head who was banned from Formula One in 2009 after a Singapore Grand Prix scandal, will join Williams next month as chief technical officer.

Williams, the former champions who have yet to score a point in nine races this season, announced the move on Tuesday and said their current technical head Mike Coughlan had left the team with immediate effect.

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