Formula 1

F1 Podcast: Is Mercedes’ reshuffle an admission of failure?

by Josh Suttill
1 min read

We explain the implications of Formula 1’s technical leadership reshuffle in the latest edition of The Race F1 Podcast.

Scott Mitchell-Malm and Mark Hughes join Edd Straw to discuss why Mercedes has brought James Allison back into frontline service as technical director, with Mike Elliott vacating the role to become the chief technical officer.

We ask if the change is an admission that Elliott has failed in this role and why the change has been made.

And with Allison having stepped away from the TD role in 2021, we explain why he was willing to take it on again.

The impact the change will have in the short and longer-term is also evaluated, with Mercedes playing catch-up after a disappointing start to the season.

The Race F1 Podcast is available free to subscribe to from all good podcast suppliers, including Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
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