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JUNE 22, 2007

The busy boys of Honda

The folk down at Honda have been rather busy in recent weeks and, we hear, will be busier still in the weeks ahead, as they rebuild the technical team at Brackley following the disappointments of the current season. Having started the ball rolling with the recruitment of John Owen from BMW Sauber, the team has now followed up with two new appointments, each a senior aerodynamicist. Most teams have around six or seven senior aerodynamicists, each heading a group that deal with different elements of the car.

The new recruits are France's Francois Martinet, who has been working at Williams for the last two years. Prior to that he was one of Jean-Claude Migeot's aerodynamicists at Fondmetal Technologies in Italy, a company that played an important role in the development of the Renault challenge a few years ago. Martinet was trained at France's celebrated Sup'Aero school in Toulouse.

The second recruit is McLaren engineer Peter Coysh, who has been working as the Woking team's trackside aerodynamic engineer for the last couple of years. He has been with McLaren since 2002 and has a Masters degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST).