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Simon Roberts is Leaving Williams F1 Team

Formula 1 has announced that the restructure of Team Williams, following the arrival of new owners Dorilton Capital, continues with Simon Roberts leaving the Formula 1 team, and Team CEO Jost Capito to absorb the team principal duties.

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Roberts first joined Williams last June in the newly-created role of managing director before taking over as acting team principal when the Williams family sold the team last August. That role was made permanent before the start of 2021, and Roberts was charged with managing the transition. He previously served as operations director and then COO of McLaren for nearly 17 years.

Capito, who joined the team about four months ago, will take on the role of team principal. Trackside leadership duties held by Roberts will be transferred to Technical Director Francois-Xavier Demaison, putting him in charge of technical aspects across the factory and race track.


“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 underway I am looking forward to a new challenge and wish everyone in the team well for the future,” Roberts told Formula 1.

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