BREAKING F1: V-CARB confirmed Huge New Recruits From Red Bull, Alpine And FIA
Red Bull’s sister team has confirmed three new appointmen
Visa Cash App RB (V-CARB), previously known as AlphaTauri, has unveiled a significant overhaul of its senior management in a clear bid to enhance its competitive edge for the 2024 season. The team has announced three new recruitments from the FIA, Alpine, and Red Bull.
Leadership Reinforcement: The team has strategically bolstered its ranks by appointing Tim Goss as Chief Technical Officer, Alan Permane as Racing Director, and Guillaume Catellani as Deputy Technical Director. This trio is expected to be pivotal in driving forward the team’s technical and operational ambitions.
Expertise and Experience: The new leadership brings a wealth of experience from their previous stints within the sport. Goss’ move from a strategic role at the FIA back into team operations, Permane’s vast experience from Alpine, and Catellani’s insights from Red Bull’s senior team promise to inject new energy and direction into ‘V-CARB’.
Vision of Leadership: Laurent Mekies, who leads the team as principal after joining from Ferrari, expressed his confidence in the new lineup, stating, “The appointments of Tim, Guillaume and Alan add a vast amount of winning expertise to the team, and I have no doubt that they will help take the team to the next level in F1.”
Tim Goss, stepping into the role of Chief Technical Officer, brings with him a wealth of knowledge from his extensive career, including a lengthy tenure at McLaren and a strategic position at the FIA. His appointment is seen as a cornerstone in the team’s quest to revamp its engineering strategy. Goss himself commented on the challenge ahead, saying:
Alan Permane, taking on the role of Racing Director, brings decades of Formula 1 operational experience to the table. After parting ways with Alpine during 2023, Permane shared his enthusiasm for his new role:
“After a few months of downtime, it’s great to return to racing again. From long experience, I know how professional, driven, and competitive the people within this race team are and I can’t wait to see where that spirit can take the team in the future.”
The recruitment of Guillaume Catellani as Deputy Technical Director from Red Bull’s senior team creates an invaluable link, fostering a seamless flow of ideas and innovations that could significantly boost V-CARB’s performance.
New team principal Laurent Mekies also commented on the new appointments, stating:
The appointments of Tim, Guillaume and Alan add a vast amount of winning expertise to the team, and I have no doubt that they will help take the team to the next level in F1.
“We already have a very strong and hugely experienced group at the team and bringing onboard highly skilled individuals like Tim, Guillaume and Alan will boost our capability and help us meet the highest technical standards, both at the factory and at the track.”