Former Mercedes DTM technical director Gerhard Ungar has now officially joined Caterham, as first predicted here on July 8.
Ungar will work alongside Christijan Albers in a Newey-style ‘chief technical officer’ role, although his job title has yet to be determined. John Iley remains technical director. Ungar is in Hungary with Caterham, although he’s not wearing team gear.
Ungar is highly regarded within the sport. He first joined AMG at the end of 1987. After AMG morphed into HWA he became its chairman in 2009, and then CEO in 2012. He was also responsible for the F3 engine programme, which means that he is well known to several current F1 drivers, including Lewis Hamilton.
His departure was announced in May after Mercedes experienced a difficult start to the DTM season.