Dan Fallows, who was Redbull’s aerodynamics team leader through their dominant phase right before the hybrid era, is now getting ready to join Aston Martin as their new technical director.
Since the hybrid era, Red Bull’s key strength has been in the aero of their chassis. Their aero package is the reason that the Milton Keynes-based team has been so strong at tracks like Monaco, where power unit plays a smaller role in being the quickest.
Fallows was the aero team leader from 2006 through 2014, then he took on the role of being the head of aerodynamics for the team.
Aston Martin’s team principal Otmar Szafnauer acknowledges the strength of this acquisition as he said: “I am pleased to outline our new structure that will add real strength in depth to our technical operations. Everybody at the team aims to win Grands Prix and World Championships, and this new and improved structure we have created mirrors that of the most successful teams in Formula 1 today.”
Fallows’ move to Aston Martin entails a wider set of responsibilities.
Christian Horner, Red Bull’s team principal, reacted to this as well: “We do however recognise that the chance to take on the role of Technical Director within a Formula 1 team is an appealing next step in his career. In turn, this move creates exciting internal progression opportunities as we look to the future and draw from the wealth of talent within the wider team.”
“It goes without saying that Dan will be missed, as he has played an important role during his time at Red Bull Racing and I would like to thank him for his contribution towards the team’s successes.”