Williams team principal James Vowles reveals what he learned from Wolff and Brawn

“All of them in their own unique ways. All three of them are very unique in their management."

by Sead Dedovic
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Williams team principal James Vowles reveals what he learned from Wolff and Brawn
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Williams team principal James Vowles had the opportunity to work with Ross Brawn, Toto Wolff, and Dave Richards. When you work with such big names in the F1 scene, you certainly have a chance to learn a lot. The Sky Sports F1 review show was a great opportunity for Vowles to reveal what he learned from Wolff, Richards, and Brawn.

“All of them in their own unique ways. All three of them are very unique in their management, in their leadership styles. 

There’s much I could learn from all three during the years. With Toto, incredible business knowledge, and a really strong leader. He knows how to get the most out of everyone."- he said, as quoted by crash.net!

Some of them have leadership skills. Some of them have management skills. But one thing is common: They had the opportunity to learn a lot from all three.

“With Ross, really good at getting the right people in the room to talk about the right subject areas, grew up within the sport from a different level all of the way up to the top. 

With Dave Richards, a different background but really strong leader. I always remember talks he would give, everybody would walk away completely aligned with it. 

A tremendous amount of who I am today I have to thank those three individuals.”

James Vowles and his ambitions

Vowles also revealed that his team has serious ambitions in the coming seasons. Williams wants to return the glory they had at the end of the 90s.

“Our goal is not to finish 7th or 8th in 2023, but to know how to bring this team back to first place,” explained Vowles in a video on Williams' official website.

What you're trying to balance in tandem are the developments behind the scenes, the systems and structures, the car of next year and the car of 2026."

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