Williams Appoints François-Xavier Demaison as Technical Director

Williams Racing has continued the rebuilding process under new owners Dorilton Capital by appointing François-Xavier Demaison as Technical Director.

Taking the role left vacant by Paddy Lowe in 2019 and reporting to CEO Jost Capito, François-Xavier will oversee all of the technical operation of the business, including the Design and Aerodynamic functions.

“I am really looking forward to joining Williams Racing, as they begin an exciting journey to turn their performance around,” commented Demaison. “It’s going to be a great challenge, but one that I am eager to start. They have a great team of talented people, and I hope I can work with them and the senior management team to help carve out a direction for the future, to help the team achieve its ambitions.”

Also know in the industry as ‘FX’, Demaison comes to the Williams team with a wealth of motorsport experience behind him, having spent the last decade at Volkswagen Motorsport where he was responsible for the technical development of the ground-breaking and technology leading, ID.R electric race car.

He is also no stranger to F1, having worked with both Renault and Peugeot as well as being Chief Rally Engineer for the Subaru World Rally team.

“We are delighted to welcome FX to the team,” commented Jost Capito, Chief Executive Officer for Williams Racing. “I have seen his technical capabilities first-hand, and his sporting successes speak for themselves. Bringing in someone of his calibre to our already experienced technical team will help drive the future direction of our operation and strengthen our team.

“I have no doubt that his knowledge will contribute to us taking another important step towards our ambitions of winning again. At Williams we have an exciting challenge ahead of us, and I look forward to seeing FX contribute as we continue on this journey.”

Motorsport Technology