Saturday, 20 December 2014

Wolff believes team's need more than one boss in the current Formula One

(Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team)

Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team’s Executive Director of Business Toto Wolff believes that soon the time will come that teams will need two team principals. The Austrian played an instrumental role in the Brackley based outfits success in 2014 which saw the team claim both the Drivers and Constructors championship.

At the Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team, Wolff heads up the business and commercial side of the team while Executive Director Technical Paddy Lowe oversees the technical side of the team in 
relation to the development of the Mercedes chassis.

At the Williams Martini Racing Team, Sir Frank Williams remains team principal, however the day to day business and commercial side of the team is looked after by deputy team principal and his daughter Claire.  

The team have Pat Symonds in the role of Technical Director while earlier this week, former Scuderia Toro Rosso Sporting Director Steve Nielsen joined the team as Sporting Manager and will oversee all operational aspects of the Grove based outfit at race weekends.

Quadruple world champions Infiniti Red Bull Racing have Christian Horner in the role of team principal while Adrian Newey was chief technical officer at the Milton Keynes based outfit.

However that position will not be filled following Newey’s departure from the team to pursue new projects. Wolff explained that it is important that team members have defined roles that they are kept in as they are strong in the roles that they applied for.

© Ben Johnston 2014

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