Allison re­turns to the F1 pad­dock with Merc role

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Mercedes has re­cruited Bri­ton James Allison as its new tech­ni­cal di­rec­tor, re­plac­ing Paddy Lowe.

Allison has been out of work since split­ting with Fer­rari last July, hav­ing worked for the Maranello team for three years af­ter join­ing it from Re­nault.

Allison’s ap­point­ment comes af­ter con­fir­ma­tion ear­lier this month that Lowe would join Wil­liams af­ter leav­ing Mercedes. Allison will now join the team on March 1.

“I am very ex­cited to be get­ting back to work af­ter my time away from the sport,” said Allison. “It’s a mas­sive priv­i­lege to be given the trust of a po­si­tion in a team that has done so spec­tac­u­larly well in the past three sea­sons.”

Mercedes’ struc­ture also in­cludes Aldo Costa (en­gi­neer­ing di­rec­tor), Mark Ellis (per­for­mance di­rec­tor), Rob Thomas (chief op­er­at­ing of­fi­cer) and Ge­off Wil­lis (tech­nol­ogy di­rec­tor).

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