OCTOBER 14, 1996
...Tom's technical team
TOM WALKINSHAW has long been rumored to be looking for a new technical director for the TWR Arrows team, but for the moment he has placed his trust in Frank Dernie, giving the Englishman the go-ahead to hire anyone he wants to get the job done.
The aerodynamics is being done at the old Arrows windtunnel at Milton Keynes by Simon Jennings (of Arrows) and EricÊLacotte (of Ligier). The team is looking for a new head of research and development and the word in the Suzuka paddock was that McLaren's Pat Fry is top of the list. Highly-rated Australian engineer Chris Dyer is also joining the team from TWR's Holden Racing Team. Tom's plans for the longer term are still being discussed. There are said to have been talks with JohnÊBarnard although such an alliance does not seem very likely.