GP2 Series outfit Scuderia Coloni have confirmed an important new addition to their technical staff with the appointment of former Prost Grand Prix Track Engineer Bruno Corbe as their new Technical Director.
The 47 year old Frenchman, Corbe is an extremely experienced engineer with a very impressive Curriculum vitae – he spent 4 years at Prost, before holding the same position at ART and DAMS in GP2, helping both the teams achieve outstanding results.
Corbe has also worked with drivers who have made it into Formula One. In 2007, he worked with Kazuki Nakajima, and recorded 5 consecutive podium finishes en route to finishing as best rookie of the season. Nakajima then went on to race for the Williams team in the 2008 and 2009 Formula One World Championship.
Corbe also followed Kamui Kobayashi during the 2008/2009 GP2 Asia series, as he went on to become Champion. Kobayashi is now racing for Sauber in the 2010 Formula One World Championship, having made his debut for Toyota at the Brazilian Grand Prix in 2009.
Speaking about the appointment of Corbe, Paolo Coloni said: “We are very happy of having Bruno with us, because he has great experience. If you look at his latest seasons you can clearly see that all the drivers he followed as a track engineer clinched podium finishes and wins, and that's why we decided to give him the Technical Director role in our team. We believe that this will be a further step to a very competitive season”.
Corbe explains why he accepted the role of Technical Director at Scuderia Coloni: “I accepted the proposal from Scuderia Coloni with great enthusiasm, also because the Technical Director role represents a new challenge for me. I've seen the team in the last GP2 Asia weekend, and was impressed by their skill, and professionalism. Besides that, I see a great determination in everybody, and I feel that we have everything needed to achieve great results”.
The finale of the 2009/2010 GP2 Asia series occurs this weekend at the Sakhir circuit in Bahrain, alongside the opening round of the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship.