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Alpine F1 Secures Top Red Bull Aerodynamicist

Alpine F1 Secures Top Red Bull Aerodynamicist

11/05/2024

Alpine F1 boosts its team by hiring a leading aerodynamicist from Red Bull, set to join in July.

Alpine F1 has made another significant recruitment, this time in aerodynamics.

Michael Broadhurst joins the French team and will work alongside David Sanchez, the new technical director from Ferrari and McLaren, as the head of aerodynamics, thus filling the position left vacant by Dirk de Beer.

Broadhurst was at Red Bull Racing as the lead aerodynamicist. He had been with the Austrian team since 2021 and is one of the craftsmen behind the Red Bull RB18, RB19, and RB20 ground effect cars, the three vehicles with which Max Verstappen became world champion.

Broadhurst has previously worked for McLaren, Lotus, and BMW Sauber, where he started in 2007 as an aerodynamics engineer specializing in fluid dynamics. He is already familiar with Enstone (under the Lotus era) having worked there from 2009 to 2015 before joining McLaren and then Red Bull.

He left Red Bull five months ago and is at the end of his notice period. Like Newey, Broadhurst is on gardening leave at Red Bull Advanced Technology where he will continue to work until June of this year. He will then be able to start at Alpine F1 in July.

Alpine F1 Secures Top Red Bull Aerodynamicist

Alpine F1 Secures Top Red Bull Aerodynamicist. Alpine F1 Secures Top Red Bull Aerodynamicist

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