Aston Martin F1 continues to strengthen with a major new hire from Red Bull. Following Dan Fallows, its technical director who joined a year ago, it has indeed employed Andor Hegedus as a new senior project designer from Red Bull.
Hegedus announced via LinkedIn that he had joined Aston Martin F1 on the eve of the 2024 season.
After joining F1 with the now-defunct Marussia team in 2011, Hegedus was hired by Red Bull as a Pit Gear Designer before being promoted within its ranks in August 2018.
His role involved being in charge at Milton Keynes for the past five years of planning, managing, and designing pit stop equipment and projects for pit equipment.
Given that Red Bull has become the fastest team in the pits on average each year since 2018, this is a significant coup!
Red Bull’s Hegedus Joins Aston Martin
The Austrian team held the world record for the fastest pit stop with Max Verstappen in just 1.82 seconds at the 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix. This remained the benchmark until McLaren beat it by 0.02 seconds in Qatar last October.
Nevertheless, Red Bull remains at the top of the standings for the sixth consecutive year.
“I am going to wear green in my next chapter in F1. I am very excited to start a new stage as a senior project designer at Aston Martin. Thank you very much for your support and messages,” wrote Hegedus on LinkedIn.
“I will be proud for the rest of my life to have had the privilege of being part of Red Bull Racing in Milton Keynes. The highs and lows, the good and bad days, it has sometimes been a real rollercoaster, but a lot of fun and also very rewarding moments.”
“To all my colleagues from Red Bull, past and present, I wish you the best and hope I can see you again in F1 in the paddocks. For me, it’s the end of an era. It’s time to move on to the next chapter.”
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