The departing figurehead involved in F1's two most dominant teams
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The departing figurehead involved in F1's two most dominant teams

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Mercedes chief technical officer James Allison has worked with some of the greatest Formula 1 drivers of modern times – but, says Ben Edwards, his own engineering achievements are very much worth celebrating.

James Allison recently stepped back from his frontline role as technical director at Mercedes after 30 years of working with some of the greatest drivers and engineers in Formula 1. Allison will continue as the team’s chief technical officer, but as he explained at a recent event organised by the British Motorsports Marshals Club, the job of ‘truffle hunting’ within the new regulations has been taken on by Mike Elliott. 

James was candid and fascinating as he answered questions from volunteers who form the backbone of motorsport, taking us on a journey from his first involvement in motor racing to combining his efforts with drivers who would win a dozen titles with his input. 

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