Alfa Romeo appoint Cinelli as new aero chief

Michelle Foster

Alfa Romeo

Alfa Romeo Racing will have a new Head of Aerodynamic in August with Alessandro Cinelli joining the team.

Cinelli entered F1 in 1997 as a junior aerodynamicist at Tyrrell before moving onto Williams then Ferrari.

The Italian climbed the ranks at the Scuderia to become their Head of Aero Experimental Group.

After almost 20 years with Ferrari, he is now set to join Alfa Romeo on 19 August as their new Head of Aerodynamics, replacing Jan Monchaux who has been promoted to Technical Director.

“I am delighted to welcome Alessandro to Sauber Motorsport and Alfa Romeo Racing,” said Frederic Vasseur.

“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.”

As for Cinelli, he is looking forward to the challenge that awaits him at Alfa Romeo.

“I am really excited about my appointment,” he said “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.”

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