Williams appoint James Vowles as new team principal

The 43-year-old was a central figure at Mercedes during their domination of Formula 1 from 2014 to 2021. As motorsport strategy director, Vowles was one of a small set of key senior people who ran Mercedes under team principal Toto Wolff. Vowles said it was “an honour to join a team with such an incredibly rich heritage”. Vowles, who starts his role on 20 February, said: “I cannot wait to start with Williams Racing. Vowles’ move comes with Mercedes’ blessing and Wolff said: “James has been a highly valued member of our team in his role as motorsport strategy director, playing an integral part in our success in recent years.

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