Williams snare Button engineer Robson

Felipe Massa will have a new engineer for the 2015 season

Felipe Massa will have a new engineer for the 2015 season

Williams has acquired the services of Jenson Button’s race engineer Dave Robson as part of the team’s staff reshuffle for the new season.

Robson has joined the Grove outfit for the 2015 campaign after completing a move from McLaren, where he has most recently held the role as Button’s race engineer.

In his new role at Williams, Robson will engineer Brazilian driver Felipe Massa, while Jonathan Eddolls will continue his role as race engineer to Valtteri Bottas.

Massa’s previous engineer Andrew Murdoch has subsequently been promoted to the role of Senior Performance Engineer and will lead the Performance Group at the factory.

He will also remain part of the trackside team focussing on Bottas’ car.

“Off the back of a great 2014 campaign Williams is determined to continue this positive momentum into the new season, and these recent changes show our commitment to that goal,” said Williams Chief Technical Officer Pat Symonds.

“We are proud to be able to promote our existing talent to help strengthen every area within our engineering team and we will continue to invest in new talent where necessary to ensure we have the support and resources to achieve our on-track ambitions throughout 2015 and beyond.

“Our engineering team for the coming season is looking strong and I’m excited to get the new season underway.”

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