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Pat Symonds, Chief Technical Officer, Formula 1
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The wider significance of Andretti’s Symonds signing

OPINION: Andretti’s signing of Pat Symonds is the latest major move of its plan to join the Formula 1 grid. While engineering and rules knowhow is a given, there are more routes that he can help the American squad down to overturn its recent rejection by the championship’s chiefs

They say a wounded animal is the most dangerous in the world. And ever since Andretti Global’s hopes of entering Formula 1 were bloodied back in January when Liberty Media rejected its bid to get on the grid, it has been aggressive in defending itself. Rather than quietly accept F1’s rejection and call time on its ambitions, it has been fighting back in an ever-stronger manner to achieve its dream.

It has been working on new facilities, having opened a new 40,000-square foot building at Silverstone which is home to its design office and aero department. The organisation will also eventually take over an adjacent 70,000-square foot building.

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