There are some reports doing the rounds that former HWA CEO Gerhard Ungar could join the Caterham F1 Team to head up the Leafield outfit’s technical department.
The team was recently sold by Tony Fernandes to a group of as-yet-unknown Swiss and Middle Eastern investors, who appointed former F1 driver Christijan Albers to the role of Team Principal. Albers – and his adviser Colin Kolles – have indicated that the squad will undergo a radical restructure in its ranks as it looks to counter its appalling 2014 season, where it lies last in the Constructors’ Championship standings.
Ungar could well be the first of many appointments the team makes as part of this process.
The German engineer is among the most successful in any forms of motorsport, with his principal successes tied to a 26-year stint spent with AMG and HWA’s DTM operations, beginning in the late 1980s. During his time, he oversaw 170 wins for the three-pointed star, including ten Drivers’ and nine Manufacturers’ championship titles for Mercedes-Benz.
After starting out as a mechanic, Ungar rose through AMG’s ranks to a management level role, before becoming HWA’s technical director in 2000. He was made CEO in 2012.
Ungar was spotted paying the Caterham F1 Team’s Leafield headquarters a visit on the Monday following the British Grand Prix. Expect an announcement soon.
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