Long-time Roush Fenway Racing engineer Nick Ollila has joined the factory-backed Nissan Supercars squad in Australia.
Ollila has taken up the newly-created position of Technical Director at the four-car squad, having arrived in Melbourne just before the Christmas break.
He joins Nissan following a long career in the US, which began with a stint on Team Penske’s IndyCar programme in the 1970s and 1980s.
He is best known for a nine-year stint as Director of Aerodynamics at Roush Fenway, before moving to Richard Childress Racing and then Red Bull’s NASCAR outfit.
Since 2010 he has worked as a CFD and CAD consultant.
Ollila will oversee Nissan’s engineering department, and will be on the ground for all rounds this season.
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