Smedley Joins Williams

Today it was announced that Rob Smedley would be joining Williams in the coming months. The ex Ferrari race engineer who has become well known for his entertaining team radio communications with Felipe Massa will join in the newly created role of 'Head Of Vehicle Performance'

The team are quoted as saying that Smedley "will strengthen the trackside team whilst also supporting the development work back at the factory"

This effectively means he will be taking a senior position in the Garage which is a step up from his position at Ferrari.

Williams have also today announced that engineer Richard Lockwood has joined the team from Marussia to take up the position of 'Head of Race Strategy'.