After solely stepping as much as the position halfway by the 2020 season, Simon Roberts has left Williams Racing, together with his place as Team Principal being taken by CEO Jost Capito.
Roberts took over the position on a brief foundation after final yr’s Italian Grand Prix after Sir Frank and Claire Williams left the crew following the acquisition of Williams Racing by Dorilton Capital final summer season, and he confirmed within the position on a everlasting foundation forward of the beginning of the present marketing campaign.
The new house owners have continued their restructuring of the crew in current months, and so they have now confirmed the departure of Roberts forward of subsequent weekend’s French Grand Prix. And Roberts has thanked the crew for the chance of main the outfit.
“It has been a pleasure to take on the role of Team Principal following the departure of the Williams family from the sport,” mentioned Roberts. “However, with the transition well underway I am looking forward to a new challenge and wish everyone in the team well for the future.”
Capito will assume the Team Principal duties, with the Williams CEO praising the work Roberts has performed throughout his time with the crew throughout a spell of restructuring and management adjustments.
“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,” mentioned Capito.
As nicely as Capito assuming the Team Principal position, it has been introduced that FX Demaison will now be accountable for trackside and engineering at Williams.