Who is Pat Symonds as ex-F1 CTO joins Andretti Cadillac, bio, age, education and career

Who is Pat Symonds as ex-F1 CTO joins Andretti Cadillac, bio, age, education and career

Here is all you need to know about Pat Symonds along with his bio and education as the British F1 engineer as he joins Andretti Cadillac

Seasoned engineer Pat Symonds left his role as Formula 1’s Chief Technical Officer to join the Andretti Cadillac F1 programme.

The 70-year-old, who previously managed technical operations for the Williams and Renault teams, will end his garden vacation from Formula One and work as an executive engineering consultant for Andretti. 

Who is engineer Pat Symonds as ex-F1 CTO joins Andretti Cadillac, bio, age, education and career

Symonds not only assisted in creating the new 2026 technological standards but also in establishing the rules for the current ground effect cars, which were approved in 2022. While the British engineer is in the headlines right now, here is all you need to know about him. 

Who is Pat Symonds? 

Patrick Bruce Reith Symonds is a British motor-racing engineer who was born on June 11, 1953, in Bedford, England, United Kingdom. 


Symonds, who was raised in Bedford, England, attended Gresham’s School in Holt, Norfolk, for his early schooling. After that, he continued his education at Cranfield University and Oxford Polytechnic, where he earned a master’s degree in aerodynamics. 

Currently, Pat Symonds serves as Formula One’s Chief Technical Officer. In 1981, Symonds started his Formula One career with the Toleman team. He stayed on as the company’s employee when it changed its name to Benetton in 1986 and once more when Renault bought it in 2001. 

He shared the world titles there in 1994 and 1995 with Michael Schumacher and in 2005 and 2006 with Fernando Alonso. 


He worked for the Benetton, Renault, and Virgin Formula One teams before joining Williams Grand Prix Engineering in 2013 as Chief Technical Officer. 

After serving as F1’s chief technical officer since 2017, Symonds worked with former managing director Ross Brawn to establish the most recent technical regulations, which went into effect in 2022. 


Symonds has recently worked with the FIA, the organisation in charge of overseeing Formula One, on the new technical regulations that are scheduled to go into effect in 2026. These are expected to be released towards the end of June. 

F1 had agreed a while ago that Symonds would quit his job as soon as his work on the 2026 regulations was complete.