Dernie joins Toyota

Toyota have appointed a new senior advisor in the form of old F1 hand, Frank Dernie. Dernie left the Williams team earlier this year having spend four years as a specials project engineer. Previous to Williams, he had also worked at Lotus, Benetton, Arrows and Lola.

Toyota have said that Dernie will be advising the Formula 1 team on chassis design and aerodynamics.

“We are delighted to welcome Frank to the team,” Yoshiaki Kinoshita said. “HE has a tremendous amount of experience in Formula 1 and, as we are a relatively young team, this will help us move closer to our goals. We are continually striving to improve and I am sure Frank will make a positive contribution.”