Rob Smedley's career with Williams begins in Bahrain this weekend. Mass's engineer joined the English team from Ferrari, where he worked from 2006 to 2013, together with the Brazilian. Rob only started official work at Williams on Monday, which prevented him from being sent in the first two races.
Smedley will be right behind Pat Symonds at Williams, taking over from Nelson Rod, who has replaced him so far. In doing so, Nelson said: “He will be on the track and I will be in the factory and on testing. I will work mainly on the preparations, of course I will also see some races live, but only to see where the team is. We will work together a lot, but I believe it will be successful. "
Nelson admitted that in the past they had quite a few shortcomings in communication, especially with the team in the field and with the factory: "On Friday you encounter a problem, but you do not solve it by Sunday, it needs to be changed. We need to become more responsive, because that's the only way we can wish him success. "
Massa also really appreciates Rob, as this is also one of the racer’s longest connections with an engineer and also one of the most successful. The Brazilian says: “There is a lot going on in the team, work is being done in all areas, but we still have a lot of work to do. I believe that Smedley will play a key role in this, counting on him and his successes. ”It is interesting to note that Massa and Smedley have been working together since 2006, when he replaced Gabriel delli Colli, and since then Massa has performed. in 135 races and won 11 of them.
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