Craig Pollock’s PURE engine building group has signed up former Ferrari engine boss Gilles Simon to its roster.
Frenchman Simon earned plaudits for designing near-bulletproof engines for the Prancing Horse during the mid-to-late 2000s, and has more recently been working in the FIA as its powertrain chief.
A statement confirmed that Simon will join PURE – which aims to supply cut-price customer engines to teams when the new engine regulations kick in for the 2014 season – from August.
“This opportunity is a fantastic challenge and allows me to go to back to my passion – designing engines,” Simon is quoted as saying.
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