PEOPLE: ANDREW GREEN

Name: Andrew Green
Nationality: Great Britain

British American Racing's chief designer may only be 35 years old but he has been working in Grand Prix racing for 10 years, having been one of the three original members of the Jordan Grand Prix design office in 1990, alongside Gary Anderson and Mark Smith.

Green and Anderson had actually been working together since 1988 when Green was new to racing, He had studied mechanical engineering and was picked by Adrian Reynard in 1987 to be a design engineer. He had helped Reynard design the company's first Formula 3000 chassis for the 1988 season. The car won on its F3000 debut at Jerez in the hands of Eddie Jordan Racing's Johnny Herbert but as the season progressed it was Roberto Moreno's Bromley Motorsport car which became the front-runner. This was engineered by Anderson and, at the end of the season, Gary was asked by Reynard to be the designer of the 1989 car. Green and Anderson began working together but 18 months later Anderson was asked by Eddie Jordan if he would like to design the first Jordan F1 car and Green moved to Silverstone with him. While Anderson designed the chassis, Green looked after the suspension and Smith the transmission.

Green would remain in the drawing office at Jordan Grand Prix until 1995 when Anderson began taking him to the races to engineer Eddie Irvine's car. The following year he worked with Rubens Barrichello and then in 1997 switched to Ralf Schumacher. In the middle of the year Reynard contacted Green and asked him if he would like to become a design engineer with British American Racing. He accepted the job and returned to Reynard where he helped Malcolm Oastler with the design of the first BAR F1, which competed in 1999. The car was not a great success and as early as June Oastler and Green were hard at work on the design of the new BAR-Honda 002, which came fifth in the 2000 Constructors Championship. Green was dropped from the team at the start of 2002 after the team came under the management of David Richards. He moved to Jaguar Racing to work in research and development and stayed there after the takeover by Red Bull in 2005.

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