Williams has promoted Mike Coughlan to the role of technical director, following his appointment to the team as chief engineer earlier this year.
Coughlan originally joined the team while former technical director Sam Michael was still at Williams, and the plan from the start was for him to take up full responsibility of the design of the squad's 2012 challenger. Although there has been no official statement from the team about the change, Williams chairman Adam Parr announced on Friday in India during a press conference that Coughlan's job title had changed.
"The new technical team consists of Mike Coughlan, who we have just confirmed as our new technical director," said Parr. "Mike joined us in June."
Parr also refused to comment on mounting speculation that Kimi Raikkonen is closing in on a deal to join the team alongside Pastor Maldonado next year.
"I am afraid there is only one answer to that question, which is that our race drivers are Pastor Maldonado and Rubens Barrichello and if, and when, that changes we will make an appropriate announcement."