V-CARB make major signings including ex-FIA staff

V-CARB have signed personnel formerly at Alpine and the FIA to improve their performances.

The side formerly known as AlphaTauri, Visa Cash App RB (V-CARB), have made three major signings ahead of the 2024 Formula 1 season.

2024 has already been extremely busy for Red Bull’s sister team, as they’ve successfully completed their rebrand.

V-CARB might be a name which hasn’t gone down well with fans, but this hasn’t stopped them from pushing on with their preparations.

As part of their preparations for what the Faenza-based side hope will be a positive season, three key figures have been signed.

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The first of which is ex-Alpine sporting director Alan Permane, who left the French side alongside Otmar Szafnauer after last year’s Belgian Grand Prix.

Permane has joined V-CARB as their racing director and is excited to “return to racing”.

“After a few months of downtime, it’s great to return to racing again with the Visa Cash App RB team” Permane said in a team statement.

“From long experience, I know how professional, driven and competitive the people within this race team are and I can’t wait to see where that spirit can take the team in the future.”

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Other big names to have been signed by V-CARB include ex-FIA single-seater technical director Tim Goss will become the outfit’s chief technical officer.

As well as this, Guillaume Cattelani has joined as their new deputy technical director.

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Red Bull’s sister side have clearly been very busy to ensure that they are as ready as possible for the 2024 season, with new team principal Laurent Mekies noting how the three signings bring “a vast amount of winning expertise” to the squad.

“The appointments of Tim, Guillaume and Alan add a vast amount of winning expertise to the team, and I have no doubt that they will help take the team to the next level in F1,” Mekies said.

“We already have a very strong and hugely experienced group at the Team and bringing onboard highly-skilled individuals like Tim, Guillaume and Alan will boost our capability and help us meet the highest technical standards at Visa Cash App RB F1 Team, both at the factory and at the track.”