Gilles Simon (Formula One)
|Occupation||Head of the Ferrari Formula One team's Engine Department 2007-Present|
Gilles Simon is the French head of the Ferrari Formula One team's Engine Department.
Simon studied at the École des Mines, one of France's top engineering schools. He graduated in 1984 and joined the Renault team, where he worked in R&D for four years. He was then hired by Peugeot and worked on the marque's V10 engine, which would ultimately achieve success in their Le Mans effort in the early 1990s.
In 1993, Simon followed compatriot Jean Todt to Ferrari, assisting Paolo Martinelli in the Engine Department. Following the Italian's move to an executive role within Fiat, Simon took over as head of the department in October 2006.
- Who is Gilles Simon? Grandprix.com article, retrieved October 28, 2006.