Meet The Team
Since 1997 our capable team of specialists have conducted a huge variety of challenging projects.
Ben Wood founded the company in 1997 and is the Technical and Operations Director of Dynamique. Over the last 22 years he has worked in key positions in Formula One including Chief Aerodynamicist at Mercedes Grand Prix and Head of Aerodynamics at Prost F1. Ben has successfully taken his aerodynamic and engineering philosophy into many other industry sectors including product development, wind turbine blade design and other more commercially driven projects. Ben compliments his extensive technical expertise with managing the company path forward into greater successes and a ‘can-do’ approach to solving any challenge put in front of him.
Jonathan started in the motorsports field in 1997 researching his PhD in Aerodynamics at Southampton University for Tyrrell, then worked in F1 for 12 years, for Honda / Brawn GP / Mercedes F1 teams at Aerodynamics Team Leader position. Jonathan has worked with Dynamique since 2012, and in this time has combined developing championship winning closed and open wheel cars, with improving efficiency of road vehicles through drag reduction.
Outside of work, Jonathan likes cooking, eating, music and has competed in motorsports, rallies and flown aeroplanes and microlights in the past.
Bill joined Dynamique in 2019 bringing expertise in many areas of racing car development. Bill spent 4 years as the Chief Engineer for Mercedes DTM during which they won two championships. Prior to that Bill spent 17 years in Formula 1 across several teams including Brawn, Force India and Marussia, where, during this time, he held a number of positions including Head of Aerodynamic Analysis and was responsible for several key innovations. He was part of the vanguard of CFD in motorsport, playing a major part in being one of the first groups to successfully develop and use full car models as part of the design process. He has been involved in projects as diverse as the 2008 Beijing Olympic bike for TeamGB and developing the entire brake system for the 2009 Brawn GP car. He successfully continues to combine his in-depth knowledge of vehicle dynamics and aerodynamics with the practical skills required to turn this into performance on the track.
Victor began life in motorsport during university, working alongside the Super Aguri F1 Team and Hitco racing. For the following 13 years, he worked in F1 aerodynamics and CFD for Honda Racing F1, Brawn GP, Mercedes and Scuderia Toro Rosso, before joining Dynamique in 2019. His experience between CFD and experimental aerodynamics allows for a more holistic approach, combining the strength of all available tools to deliver performance.
Rob graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2006 with a degree in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. Specialising in mechanical design, He has a background in the Automotive sector, and since 2015 has been working in Motorsport. Career highlights include working as part of the team to get a 2003 Bentley EXP Speed 8 and Ferrari F50 GTI back on the track.
Will join Dynamique in 2020 as a graduate, having completed a Master’s of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Birmingham. He has a strong foundation of aerodynamics, built from experience in Formula Student and a 1st class dissertation performing CFD analysis researching novel ways to improve HGV fuel economy through drag reduction. Since joining, he has gained a wealth of experience in the wind tunnel and as a model part designer, working on a diverse range of motorsport and performance cars.
Jon Fernandez de Antona
After doing a placement as a wind tunnel model designer at Honda Racing F1, where he met many of his current team mates, Jon first Joined Dynamique in 2012 while he was finishing his MSc in Motorsport Engineering. Since then, Jon has worked directly as CAE and CFD Engineer with an emphasis in on aerodynamics, vehicle dynamics and thermal management on a wide range of projects from motorsports, to commercial and rail vehicles. This has included wind tunnel testing and aerodynamic optimisation of an F1 car, to vehicle dynamics modelling and trackside analysis, to using CFD to tackle complex aero-thermal problems of electric powered vehicles. In his spare time Jon enjoys hiking, programming in Python, playing music and learning about the human condition.