Williams announce key Mercedes man as team principal as Wolff responds
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Williams have signed key Mercedes engineer James Vowles as team principal just weeks ahead of the new season. Vowles was the strategy mastermind at the Silver Arrows, playing an instrumental role in the German marque’s success since 2014.
It could prove to be a massive blow to Lewis Hamilton and George Russell’s hopes of chasing down Max Verstappen next season.
Vowles said: “I cannot wait to start with Williams Racing. It’s an honour to join a team with such an incredibly rich heritage. The team is an icon of our sport, one I greatly respect, and I am very much looking forward to the challenge. Williams Racing have placed their faith and trust in me, and I will do the same in return. The team has tremendous potential, and our journey together starts in a matter of weeks.”
“Mercedes have been hugely supportive on my journey, and we part on excellent terms after over 20 years of working in Brackley. I am grateful for everything Toto [Wolff] and the team have provided, and it has been such a special experience to journey together through failure and success.”
Mercedes boss Toto Wolff explained: ”Having worked with him since I first joined the team in 2013, I know how diligent, capable and talented he is and have taken great satisfaction from watching James develop and grow over the past decade.
“While we are naturally sad to be saying goodbye, we wish him every success and are delighted that he will take this next step in his career with Williams, a strong technical partner of ours and one that has a place close to my own heart.”
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