F1: Former Mercedes DTM boss Ungar starts work at Caterham

Gerhard Ungar seen during a DTM event at the Hockenheimring, Germany in October 2008.


Former Mercedes DTM technical director Gerhard Ungar has now officially joined the Caterham F1 team.

Ungar will work alongside Christijan Albers in a Newey-style ‘chief technical officer’ role, although his job title has yet to be determined. John Iley remains technical director. He is in Hungary with Caterham, although he’s not wearing team gear.

Ungar is highly regarded within the sport. He first joined AMG at the end of 1987. After AMG morphed into HWA he became its chairman in 2009, and then CEO in 2012. He was also responsible for the F3 engine program, which means that he is well known to several current F1 drivers.

His departure was announced in May after Mercedes experienced a difficult start to the DTM season.