Mercedes racers honor Vowles after Williams’ statement

Lewis Hamilton and George Russell, two Mercedes racers, expressed their appreciation to James Vowles, who left Mercedes to become the team principal at Williams.


James Vowles has received praise from Lewis Hamilton and George Russell after being named the new Williams Team Principal, replacing the longtime Mercedes worker.

Williams made the decision to confirm Vowles as their new Team Principal, replacing Jost Capito, ending a career that lasted more than 20 years and was based in Brackley.

Vowles, a Briton, contributed significantly to one of the most dominant periods in Formula One era by strategically aiding Mercedes’ achievement in the turbo-hybrid era.

Hamilton and Russell, two Mercedes drivers, posted on social media to thank Vowles for his efforts on behalf of the team.

“Thanks for everything, James. Wishing you well in your new role,” Hamilton wrote.

“I am so proud and grateful to have worked with James for the past 10 years. Together we have won over 80 races and 15 titles. This is such a great move and I couldn’t be happier for him. We all need change in order to progress and I’m confident that he’ll push Williams forward to being more competitive. There is nobody more deserving of this role. Wishing you the best brother.”

James also received a personal message from Russell:

“It’s George, James. I congratulate you on your well-deserved new position. I appreciate everything you’ve done for Mercedes and your assistance along my trip. Hello from Bahrain!”

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