Mercedes boss to depart F1 giants
Mercedes engine chief Andy Cowell is due to leave his post next month, the Formula 1 team has announced.
Cowell has been instrumental in the cars that have dominated F1 for the past half a dozen seasons.
Mercedes has won the constructors 'championship over the past six years, and Lewis Hamilton has won five drivers' titles, with former teammate Nico Rosberg being the only winner in 2016.
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The 51-year-old Cowell has held a management position at Mercedes for the past 16 years. His position as managing director of the F1 engine will be filled by Hywel Thomas from July 1st.
"Andy's leadership of the team at HPP [High Performance Powertrains] has been a key factor in our championship success in recent years," said Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff.
"He has made an outstanding contribution to our heritage in motorsport, and I have appreciated and enjoyed our collaboration since 2013. I am sure that he will be very successful in the next challenge he faces."
The 2020 F1 season is not yet due to the coronavirus pandemic, although the Austrian Grand Prix on July 5 was determined as the expected start date.
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