The Honda Formula One team have another senior technical recruit on the way after a spate of signings in recent weeks to strengthen their aerodynamics department.
"We have employed someone who will assist Nakamoto-san," team boss Nick Fry told Reuters when asked at the weekend's British Grand Prix whether the team were looking to recruit a technical director.
Japanese Shuhei Nakamoto is Honda's senior technical director.
Fry said the new recruit was a recognisable name in Formula One but would not say who he was or give a starting date: "His contract would say Christmas but maybe we could do something before, I don't know."
Loic Bigois is the latest to join a team that has scored just one point in nine races.