OCTOBER 11, 2000
Jaguar sign aerodynamicist Handford
Handford will join the design team at Milton Keynes-based Jaguar but he has yet to have his role specified.
Handford's name became well known when he worked for a number of teams in America's Champ Car series - his best introduction being the 'Handford device', a rear wing which reduced the speed of cars on oval circuits.
He joined Lola last year to work on a new wind tunnel at the team's headquarters in Cambridgeshire but has now been released from his post after agreeing a deal with Jaguar.
"Mark made a big contribution in getting our wind tunnel up and running and as a result of that we've probably got the best commercially available wind tunnel in the world," Lola's managing director David Bowes said.
"I'm sure Mark will be a great asset to the Jaguar team, as he has been to Lola, but he came to do a specific job is now finished."