The Williams Method 1 group on Friday named James Vowles as its new group principal.
He replaces Jost Capito, who left the squad on the finish of 2022 after simply two seasons, and can be solely the third group principal at Williams after Capito and group founder Frank Williams.
Vowles is an F1 veteran with 21 years of expertise within the sport, with most of that point spent with the vastly profitable Mercedes-Benz AMG F1 group, the place he served as an engineer and extra just lately as its head of technique.
He additionally labored on the earlier incarnations of the Mercedes group, Brawn GP and Honda earlier than that.
“I can’t wait to begin with Williams Racing,” Vowles stated in a press release. “The group is an icon of our sport, one I tremendously respect, and I’m very a lot trying ahead to the problem.”
Vowles may have a way of familiarity at Williams because the group makes use of Mercedes energy items. There’s even hypothesis that with Vowles accountable for Williams, there could possibly be nearer collaboration along with his former group sooner or later.
Williams remains to be on the hunt for a technical director after François-Xavier Demaison left similtaneously Capito.
Williams remains to be present process a change which started in late 2020 after the sale of the group to U.S. funding agency Dorilton Capital. Along with a brand new group principal, the group additionally has a brand new driver for the upcoming 2023 season. U.S. driver Logan Sargeant was picked final November to fill the seat of departing driver Nicholas Latifi. Becoming a member of Sargeant can be present Williams driver Alex Albon.