Williams has parted company with its Formula 1 engineering director Adam Carter, who has been with the team since 2016 and who effectively took technical control in the aftermath of Paddy Lowe’s departure at the beginning of 2019.
Subsequent to the later sale of the team to Dorilton Capital a new technical chief, Francois-Xavier Demaison, was recruited by the new team chief Jost Capito at the beginning of last year.
“As we look ahead at our engineering strategy and requirements for the next year and beyond, we have made changes in our engineering structure,” said Capito.
“Adam Carter has left the team and I would like to thank him for his hard work and contribution over the last six years.”
This follows from the departures last year of former acting team principal Simon Roberts and design chief Doug McKiernan. The latter was not directly replaced as Demaison’s ongoing restructuring has reassigned roles.
Speaking at the end of last season, Demaison outlined his thinking behind the restructure.
“We have great engineers in Williams and great people with a lot of experience,” he told The Race.
“We just have to make sure that they share their experience and their different skills and that all together, we will design the best Formula 1 car.
“Williams has not evolved at the same pace as F1. It has become very complex but people can use that complexity for protection… the team also lost some very good engineers in this time, so you employ new ones but they have to learn to work together.
“We have a lot of young engineers that we need to teach and bring them to the right level.
“So it’s nothing wrong, it’s just a normal situation.
“I’ve been through this in the past. I know it’s a long, long journey, to start a proper foundation.”