Williams team principal Roberts leaves

11 Jun, 2021 - 00:06 0 Views
Williams team principal Roberts leaves


Williams team principal Simon Roberts has left the company following an internal restructure.

Chief executive officer Jost Capito, who joined in February, will take over the responsibilities of team principal.

Technical director Francois-Xavier Demaison will oversee all engineering – Roberts had previously been in charge of trackside engineering.

Roberts joined Williams as managing director in June 2020 and was confirmed as team principal only in February.

He had been made acting team principal in September after the founders of the team, Sir Frank Williams and his family, stepped away from the team following its sale to new owners, the Dorilton Group.

Capito said: “Simon has played an integral role in managing the transition over the last 12 months and I would like to thank him for his great contribution during that time.”

Roberts added: “It has been a pleasure to take on the role of team principal following the departure of the Williams family from the sport. However, with the transition well under way, I am looking forward to a new challenge and wish everyone in the team well.”

Roberts was informed of Capito’s decision on Tuesday and left the company that day. The employees were briefed by Capito on the developments on Wednesday morning. — BBC Sport

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