Williams Racing have announced François-Xavier Demaison as their new Technical Director, with the Frenchman becoming the latest acquisition as Dorilton Capital rebuild the team.
Demaison has been a long-time engineer with Volkswagen Motorsport and has worked previously with Williams CEO Jost Capito, and he will report to him in his new role.
He has overseen many of the impressive records Volkswagen have achieved in recent years, including the ID.R electric car that took Pikes Peak by storm and the Polo R WRC that won four consecutive World Rally Championships between 2013 and 2016.
“I am really looking forward to joining Williams Racing, as they begin an exciting journey to turn their performance around,” said Demaison. “It’s going to be a great challenge, but one that I am eager to start.
“They have a great team of talented people, and I hope I can work with them and the senior management team to help carve out a direction for the future, to help the team achieve its ambitions.”
Capito has welcomed Demaison, best known as ‘FX’, to Williams, and he believes he is the right person to help bring the team forward in the coming years as they bid to return to their glory days.
“We are delighted to welcome FX to the team,” said Capito. “I have seen his technical capabilities first-hand, and his sporting successes speak for themselves.
“Bringing in someone of his calibre to our already experienced technical team will help drive the future direction of our operation and strengthen our team. I have no doubt that his knowledge will contribute to us taking another important step towards our ambitions of winning again.
“At Williams we have an exciting challenge ahead of us, and I look forward to seeing FX contribute as we continue on this journey.”