Williams engineering director Adam Carter departs team

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Williams engineering director Adam Carter, a senior member of the British outfit since 2016, has departed the team which continues its managements changes.

Carter had joined Williams with a wealth of experience gained over two decades in the sport with Arrows, McLaren, Jordan and Renault.

From his position as a senior engineer in 2016, Carter was eventually promoted to chief engineer and head of design in 2019, and then to engineering director in 2021.

"As we look ahead at our engineering strategy and requirements for the next year and beyond, we have made changes in our engineering structure," said Williams chief executive Jost Capito.

"Adam Carter has left the team and I would like to thank him for his hard work and contribution over the last six years."

Carter's departure is a continuation of the upper management reshuffle that started after Williams was acquired by US investment firm Dorilton Capital in the summer of 2020.

Capito joined the team in December of that year as CEO and took over Simon Roberts' team principal responsibilities when the latter departer Grove in July 2021.

The former VW Motorsport boss subsequently hired two of his former VW colleagues: Franรงois-Xavier Demaison who was named as Williams' technical director and more recently Belgian Sven Smeets who fulfills the role of sporting director.

Williams heads into the 2022 season with a new line-up of drivers, with incumbent Nicholas Latifi and F1 returnee Alex Albon who has replaced Mercedes recruit George Russell

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