LONDON, July 10 Honda have signed BMW Sauber
chief designer Joerg Zander as deputy technical director, the
Formula One team said in a statement on Tuesday.
Zander, 43, worked with BAR Honda from 2002 to 2005 as a
chief engineer before moving to Williams as chief designer where
he worked with Loic Bigois -- the Frenchman who joined Honda on
Monday as head of aerodynamics.
He left Williams for Swiss-based BMW Sauber in March 2006.
"This is the latest in a series of key appointments that we
have made in order to bolster our team," said senior technical
director Shuhei Nakamoto.
"Formula One is a rapidly changing sport and we need to
evolve in order to keep pace.
"With the steady performance improvements we have made over
the past few races and a strengthened technical team, I am sure
that the difficulties we have seen in the first half of 2007 are
now behind us," he added.
Honda, race winners last August with Briton Jenson Button in
Hungary, have scored one point in nine races this season.