James Allison has signed a long-term contract extension to remain as Mercedes F1‘s Technical Director. However, the team did not specify the duration of the new agreement.
This news, announced by the German team a few minutes ago, strengthens the team’s technical leadership in a period of renewal, in anticipation of major rule changes for 2026.
Allison joined the team in 2017 as Technical Director, overseeing a prolonged period of success that culminated in four drivers’ titles and five consecutive constructors’ championships. After serving as Technical Director, responsible for long-term strategy and the INEOS Britannia America’s Cup project, the 55-year-old engineer returned to a leading role as Technical Director on the F1 project in April last year.
“F1 has given me a lot, but nothing greater than the call from Toto to join Mercedes in 2017. It is a great privilege to continue this journey, working alongside brilliant colleagues and fighting together to regain success in the championship,” Allison comments.
Wolff Praises Allison’s Continued Commitment
Toto Wolff, Mercedes F1 Director, adds: “I am delighted that James has committed his long-term future to the team.”
“In simple terms, he is the most impressive technical leader in our sport. His gladiator spirit, teamwork, knowledge, experience, and determination make him unparalleled. However, his influence and impact go far beyond that.”
“Since his arrival in 2017, he has been a key ally and personal sparring partner for me. We can challenge each other openly and honestly; an embodiment of the team’s ‘tough love’ culture that is essential to helping us all give our best.”
“More importantly, James is a true friend you can rely on, not only in times of success but also in difficult moments. It has been a pleasure to work with him over the past seven years and I look forward to many more years to come.”
Allison’s Renewed Agreement: The Mercedes F1. Allison’s Renewed Agreement: The Mercedes F1
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