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Andy Cowell joins Aston Martin F1 as Group CEO

3 July 2024

The former managing director at Mercedes AMG HPP, Andy Cowell, has been appointed as Aston Martin Aramco F1’s Group Chief Executive Officer.

Cowell will replace Group Chief Executive Officer, Martin Whitmarsh, on October 1st when he joins the business and will report to Aston Martin’s Executive Chairman, Lawrence Stroll.

Cowell, who is a regular Cabinet Member at the RACE TECH World Motorsport Symposium, is a Fellow of IMechE and the Royal Academy of Engineering and started his career at Cosworth before joining BMW Motorsport in 2000 and Mercedes-Ilmor in 2004 as Principal Engineer. At Mercedes-Benz HPE, he was Engineering Director between 2008 and 2013 and became Managing Director of Mercedes AMG HPP in 2013 during the successful V6 turbo-hybrid era where the Mercedes F1 team won both the Drivers’ and Constructors’ Championships between 2014 and 2020.

Stroll, said: “I would like to thank Martin who has been instrumental in our growth phase as a business. In the last three years, he has developed the team and has helped us achieve some significant milestones, including fostering our relationship with Honda and delivering our state-of-the-art AMR Technology Campus at Silverstone.

“I am delighted to welcome Andy to our team at a crucial time. Together with our works partnership with Honda, the commitment from our title partner Aramco and Andy’s leadership we are on track to become a World Championship winning team. Andy has my full backing and will have every resource available to win.”

Cowell commented :”I am thrilled to join Lawrence’s exciting project and look forward to working with the talented group of people that has been assembled. F1 has always been my competitive passion, and I am joining Aston Martin Aramco at an exciting time with the imminent completion of the AMR Technology Campus and our transition in 2026 to a full works team with our strategic partners Honda and Aramco.”

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