Well travelled F1 designer Jorg Zander was spotted with the HRT team at Monza, and the German is believed to have agreed to join the Spanish-owned outfit.
Zander has a busy CV after a series of moves between different teams. After gaining experience in Toyota road cars he first came into the sport working for Keke Rosberg’s DTM team, and he then joined the Toyota Le Mans project, before moving into F1 with the Japanese company.
He then switched to BAR in 2002. He became chief designer at Williams in late 2005, only to leave early the following year to join BMW Sauber in a similar role.
His stay with the Swiss team was again a short one, and he soon returned to the renamed Honda team in the role of deputy technical director, staying until the middle of the Brawn GP season in 2009. More recently has been working on the Audi LMP1 project, and thus he lives close to HRT’s German base.
Zander has previously worked with HRT engineering chief Jacky Eeckelaert.