Allison said that he is very excited to be getting back to work after this time away from the sport.
He admitted that it’s a massive privilege to be given the trust of a position in a team [Mercedes] that has done so spectacularly well in the past three seasons. He is really looking forward to playing his part in helping Mercedes go from strength to strength in the coming seasons.
Allison will report directly to the executive director of Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team Toto Wolff.
Wolff said that he is delighted to welcome James to Mercedes and is very much looking forward to working with him.
Speaking about Mercedes’ technical team, Wolff stated that it is extremely skilled at every level and at the top of its game after producing three world championships in a concession.
However, he admitted that it wasn’t an easy task to find the right personality who can strengthen Mercedes’ experienced group of engineers and give their talented young team members the space to develop and also bring his own vision to this role.
He concluded by saying that James is a sharp engineer; He thinks they have found the perfect guy and the right fit with their senior leaders.