Allison returns to the F1 paddock with Merc role
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).