INDYCAR Names Will Phillips Vice President of Technology
Phillips will oversee and enforce the technical rules package for the next generation of IZOD IndyCar Series starting with the 2012 season as well as chair the Engine Committee.
Will Phillips has joined the sanctioning body of the IZOD IndyCar
Series and Firestone Indy Lights as vice president of technology.
Phillips will oversee the direction and implementation of the technical
rules package for the next generation of IZOD IndyCar Series car and
their enforcement starting with the 2012 season. Additionally, Phillips
will chair the INDYCAR Engine Committee, a group of representatives
from IZOD IndyCar Series engine manufacturers that meet several times a
year to discuss goals and emerging technologies while developing a
roadmap for the future.
Phillips, 47, of the United Kingdom, most recently served as
engineering director for Patron Highcroft Racing in the American Le
Mans Series, which won the LMP championship in 2010. He also has held
senior engineering positions in North American racing with de Ferran
Motorsports, PacWest Racing, Herdez Competition and Rocketsports.
At Reynard, Phillips was responsible for the design, development and
delivery of the Reynard 02S sports car. Additionally, he contributed to
chassis design and development for March's 1989 and 1990 Porsche Indy,
the 1991 Fondmetal Formula One car and 1992 Venturi Larrouse Formula
As a race engineer, Phillips has worked with current IZOD IndyCar
Series drivers Ryan Hunter-Reay and Alex Tagliani in addition to Danny
Sullivan, Scott Sharp, Nigel Mansell and Teo Fabi, among others.