Formula 1 James Ellison goes to Mercedes

Formula 1 James Ellison goes to Mercedes


Mercedes team continues to gather at the high staff. On March 1, in the position of technical director to welcoming James Ellison.

Until July 2016 Allison worked for Ferrari in a similar situation but left the team after three years of cooperation. Now he joins the new structure of the German “stable,” which, in fact, replace Paddy Lowe, who recently joined from Mercedes in the Williams.

James Ellison will head the technical department and will report directly to the chairman of the team Toto Wolff. The same Aldo Costa structure includes the position of head engineer, the chief of the operational department of Rob Thomas and Geoff Willis, responsible for technology solutions.

James Ellison works in Formula 1 since 1991. He began his career in the team, the Benetton, in the aerodynamics department, moved to two years Larrousse has to position the head of the same department, but a few years later he returned to the Benetton. In 2000, accepted the offer of the Ferrari, where he spent the next five years until it again found himself in the Benetton, and then of Renault the F 1, the Lotus of Renault the GP and the Lotus the F 1, when the team changed its name three times. Since 2005, he has held a senior position in all of the technical department. In 2013 he was again in the Ferrari, first at the post of Technical Director of the chassis, and later technical director in all directions. In late July 2016, after the death of his wife, Allison left the Ferrari, but finally, could not exit the race and accepted the offer of the Mercedes.

“I am euphoric to return to work after a few months, he is held outside of the sport. Confidence in me, and an invitation to the team, which achieved so much in the last three years – it is a tremendous privilege. Hope to successfully do their part and help Mercedes remain as a strong team in the coming years “, – quotes the words of James Ellison press release command.

The first stage of the new season of Formula 1 will be held in Melbourne, Australia 24-26 March.

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