Mercedes have announced two new appointments to their technical team designed to strengthen their technical structure.
Geoff Willis, who recently left HRT, will join the team as technical director and Aldo Costa, who was formally at Ferrari, will become engineering director. Both will report to Technical Director Bob Bell.
Willis was technical director at Red Bull from 2007 to 2009 before taking a consultancy role with HRT and Costa won eight world championships with Ferrari before leaving in May 2011.
“I am delighted to announce that Aldo Costa and Geoff Willis will be joining [Mercedes],” said Ross Brawn, Mercedes team principal. “Geoff is a highly respected engineer with over twenty years of Formula One experience, and we look forward to his arrival next month. Having worked closely with Aldo for many years, I know that he will bring dedication and championship-winning expertise to the team when he joins in December.
“Building a winning team is an exciting challenge for us all as we work towards the competitiveness and standards that we aspire to as the Mercedes-Benz works team. With a strong technical structure led by Bob Bell, we are moving ourselves into the best possible position to achieve our ambitions.”