- Ex-Toyota Gazoo Racing Hypercar Race Engineer & 2022 Le Mans Winner joins Yorkshire endurance team
- Extensive engineering history in Formula 1 for McLaren, Sahara Force India and Williams
- With immediate effect Andreasen joins the team at Spa for penultimate ELMS round
Jakob Andreasen will succeed Dave Greenwood, former Ferrari F1 race engineer, as Technical Director at United Autosports.
Heading up the engineering department, Jakob will work across all racing campaigns, from LMP2 in FIA WEC and ELMS, to the LMP3 projects in LMC.
An impressive racing history across multiple disciplines, with 17 years spent within Formula 1, Jakob joins the team having engineered multiple Formula 1 drivers and most recently, the current reigning, 24 Hours of Le Mans champions Toyota Gazoo Racing.
Jakob brings a huge amount of experience to the team, his appointment will strengthen United’s technical department with further appointments and investment in its new West Yorkshire base due to be announced over the coming months. Jakob joins the team with immediate effect and will be present at Spa-Francorchamps ahead of the penultimate round of the ELMS and LMC this weekend.
"I am both personally and professionally very happy to join United Autosports. Le Mans is the best motor race and Endurance Sports Car racing is in a great phase now and for the future. I look forward to work with the team and to fulfil our objectives. United Autosports have created a great team and we are well placed to take the opportunities ahead and I am very excited to be part of this."
“We are delighted to have Jakob join our team. We are always looking to improve and to have the very best people join us. Jakob brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our team and I know that we can continue to challenge for titles when we continue to bring quality people in to our company.”