Gilles Simon is joining the PURE engine building group

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.

[Original image via LAT]

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