Ex-Williams tech chief Symonds joins Sky
3 March 2017 – Former Williams technical chief Pat Symonds has joined Sky Sports F1 as a new pundit and commentator for a selection of races in 2017.
Symonds spent several decades at Enstone through various guises before a stint at Marussia, which led to his role at Williams.
Williams claimed third in the standings in successive years, prior to slipping to fifth place, and Symonds departed at the end of 2016 when his contract expired.
"Pat will make a brilliant addition to our team, bringing a wealth of experience to Sky Sports F1," said Sky Sports Head of F1 Martin Turner.
"His knowledge, expertise and passion will add another dimension to our analysis and enhance the viewing experience for fans as they seek to understand the new cars and regulations.
"In this era of Formula 1 there is no-one better to explain it."
The first round of the season takes place in Australia on March 26.