BMW Sauber poaches from BAR

Fri, 13 January 2006, 02:12

The BMW Sauber F1 Team is boosting its aerodynamics division: in mid-March, 53-year-old Willem Toet is set to take over the reins at the department based in Hinwil, Switzerland, moving from BAR-Honda, now the Honda F1 Racing Team.

Willem Toet was born in Amsterdam (NLD) on 29th March 1952. He grew up in Australia where, after completing his degree, he began his professional path with the Ford Motor Company.

Toet on his new assignment: “I’m really looking forward to the job. Any development phase is by nature very intensive and affords a lot of opportunities. I will be doing my utmost to help the BMW Sauber F1 Team on the road to success.”

BMW Motorsport Director Mario Theissen said: “Signing up Willem Toet marks a key step in the expansion of the BMW Sauber F1 Team’s aerodynamics department at Hinwil. Willem Toet looks back on more than 20 years of Formula One experience in this field and will find in Hinwil a first-rate wind tunnel and exceptional computer facilities. He will support us in the further expansion of the department’s staff and will provide input for the design of the car for season 2007.”

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