Vowels exit leaves Mercedes atmosphere “tense”

Vowels exit leaves Mercedes atmosphere “tense”

The announcement two weeks ago that James Vowels, the Mercedes chief strategists since the team was bought from Ross Brawn, was leaving to head up Williams Racing caught a number of F1 observers by surprise. Vowels has been with the Brackley based outfit since it was BAR in the early 2000’s and was part of the furniture. James had been instrumental in 9 constructors’ and drivers’ titles and his experience is second to none. There had been times when the …