After being appointed as Williams’ new team boss, James Vowles says “Mercedes have been hugely supportive on my journey, and we part on excellent terms after over 20 years of working in Brackley”.
Today Williams announced that Mercedes’ Motorsport Strategy Director James Vowles will assume the role of Williams team principal.
Here is Vowles’ first reaction to leaving Mercedes and joining Williams.
“I cannot wait to start with Williams Racing,” the Briton said.
“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.
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“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.
“Williams Racing have placed their faith and trust in me, and I will do the same in return.
“Williams has tremendous potential, and our journey together starts in a matter of weeks,” Vowles concluded.