Hinwil, 30 July 2019 – Sauber Motorsport AG, which operates and manages the Alfa Romeo Racing team in the Formula One World Championship, have appointed Alessandro Cinelli to the position of Head of Aerodynamics, where he will succeed new Technical Director, Jan Monchaux.
Alessandro joins Alfa Romeo Racing from Scuderia Ferrari, where he was Head of Aero Experimental Group and covered various other positions within the Aerodynamics department during a 17-year tenure with the team.
Alessandro’s new appointment will see him start work at Sauber Motorsport on August 19th.
Frédéric Vasseur, Team Principal Alfa Romeo Racing and CEO Sauber Motorsport AG:
“I am delighted to welcome Alessandro to Sauber Motorsport and Alfa Romeo Racing. He joins a strong aerodynamics team and we are eager to see them continue the good work that was done so far. The recent appointments show how we continue to strengthen our structures and represent an evolution, rather than a revolution, of the system that has helped us progress in recent years.”
Alessandro Cinelli, new Head of Aerodynamics, Alfa Romeo Racing:
“I am really excited about my appointment at Sauber Motorsport and I am looking forward to the challenge of leading an extremely talented group of people as Head of Aerodynamics. I join this young team with the mission to build on the solid foundations that have already been laid and to help produce results on track. I am confident we can continue on the right direction and bring even more success to the team.”
Date of birth: 29th April 1975
Place of Birth: Rome, Italy
2002 – 2019 Head of Aero Experimental Group, Scuderia Ferrari – Head of Aero Performance Group, Scuderia Ferrari – Aerodynamics Engineer, Race Team, Scuderia Ferrari – Aerodynamics Engineer, Test Team, Scuderia Ferrari
1998 – 2002 Aerodynamicist, Williams F1
1997 – 1998 Junior Aerodynamicist, Tyrrell F1
1993 – 1997 Aeronautical Engineering, Imperial College London
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The Sauber Group of Companies is composed of three entities – Sauber Motorsport AG, which operates the Formula One team – Sauber Engineering AG, which focuses on prototype development and additive manufacturing – and Sauber Aerodynamik AG, which conducts full- and model-scale testing in the factory’s state-of-the-art wind tunnel and creates ground-breaking innovations in the field of aerodynamics. The companies collaborate closely to apply the expertise of over 450 dedicated individuals at the headquarter in Hinwil, Switzerland, to all internal and external projects.
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