8 September 2020

Simon Roberts is Williams acting Team Principal

Williams Racing had announced that Simon Roberts will be Acting Team Principal during the transition that follows Claire Williams stepping down. Roberts joined the team as managing director of Formula 1 earlier this year.

Simon is a very capable individual who has been involved in F1 for 17 years, after 10 years working in the car industry. He was McLaren's Operations Director and General Manager, although he spent a year as chief executive with Force India, on loan from McLaren when the Silverstone team was a McLaren customer. He returned to McLaren and became COO in 2017.

The fact that Simon is there is an "acting" role suggests that the new owners have someone else in mind in the longer term...

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