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F1 Team Principals | The latest overview of 2024

In this article, we'll spotlight all the F1 Team Principals in our latest 2024 overview. Uncover the strategic minds steering the course, featuring figures such as Toto Wolff, Christian Horner, and more.

The current 2024 F1 Team Principals

In this article, we will outline the current F1 Team Principals for each team in the 2024 season. Numerous changes have taken place in the leadership roles leading up to this season.

View all the current F1 Team Principals in the table below:

A complete overview of the F1 Team Principals

F1 Team Principal Team
Ferrari Frederic Vasseur
McLaren Andrea Stella
Red Bull Racing Christian Horner
Mercedes Toto Wolff
Visa Cash App RB Laurent Mekies
Williams James Vowles
Alpine Bruno Famin
Stake F1 Team Alessandro Alunni Bravi
Aston Martin Mike Krack
Haas Ayao Komatsu

Ferrari F1 team principal | Frederic Vasseur

In 2014, Vasseur's leadership drew the Formula 1 paddock's notice, resulting in his selection as the team principal of the Renault Sport Formula One Team. Guiding the team through substantial restructuring, rebranding, and development, he established the groundwork for a formidable comeback.

Frederic Vasseur took on the role of team principal at Ferrari ahead of the 2023 Formula 1 season, succeeding Mattia Binotto, who had overseen the Scuderia's engineering endeavors since the start of the 2019 season. Before joining Ferrari, Vasseur served as the team principal and CEO of Motorsports at Sauber.

Ferrari F1 team principal

McLaren F1 team principal | Andrea Stella

In 2015, Andrea Stella transitioned from Ferrari to McLaren. By the conclusion of 2022, he had ascended to the role of team principal at McLaren, succeeding the former team principal Andreas Seidl. Currently, he holds the position of team principal at Alfa Romeo. The beginning of the season posed challenges for the McLaren team, but after several Grands Prix, they staged a remarkable comeback.

Initially, it appeared that their main competitor, Aston Martin, would outperform them in the constructors' championship. However, with this comeback, an exciting battle for the fourth position in the constructors' championship now awaits.

McLaren F1 team principal

Red Bull F1 team principal | Christian Horner

Horner's triumphant run with Arden, marked by three consecutive Formula 3000 titles from 2000 to 2002, captured the interest of Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz. This attention eventually resulted in an offer from Red Bull for Horner to assume the role of Team Principal as the team made its debut in the Formula 1 season of 2005.

Following Mercedes' eight consecutive Constructors' championships, Red Bull Racing reclaimed the title in 2022. This came a year after Verstappen narrowly secured his first Drivers' title, edging out Lewis Hamilton. The team continued its dominance in 2023, securing both titles well before the season's conclusion.

Red Bull F1 team principal

Mercedes F1 team principal | Toto Wolff

In 2013, Mercedes revealed Wolff's appointment as the new team director for the Silver Arrows, bringing with him a 30% stake in the GP operation. This strategic move played a pivotal role in shaping the most successful team in the sport over the last decade.

Following this, he assumed responsibility for the overall motorsport operations of the German manufacturer. Under his leadership, Mercedes achieved an unprecedented eight consecutive Constructors' and Drivers' Championships in Formula 1, with Lewis Hamilton behind the wheel. Wolff, at the conclusion of 2023, inked a contract to extend his association with the manufacturer for an additional three years as team principal of Mercedes.

Mercedes F1 team principal

Visa Cash App RB F1 Team Principal | Laurent Mekies

In September 2018, Mekies left the FIA to become the Sporting Director at Scuderia Ferrari. Commencing in 2019, he expanded his role to include the position of Head of Track & Performance Area, alongside his existing responsibilities. From 2021 onwards, Mekies has served as the Racing Director and Head of Track & Performance Area for the Italian team.

In April 2023, it was disclosed that Mekies would make a comeback to his former team, Visa Cash App RB (formerly Toro Rosso), commencing in 2024. As a component of a restructuring, Visa Cash App RB enlisted the expertise of the distinguished French Formula 1 personality. Mekies is set to take over from Franz Tost as the team principal for Yuki Tsunoda and Daniel Ricciardo.

Visa Cash App RB F1 Team Principal © RN365/Michael Potts

Williams F1 team principal | James Vowles

James Vowles played a pivotal role in Mercedes' unparalleled Formula One success from 2014 to 2021. During this period, the team secured eight consecutive constructors' titles and seven drivers' titles with Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg. Elevated from Chief Strategist to Motorsport Strategy Director in 2019, Vowles took charge of supervising the racing strategy, performance analysis, and simulation departments. Renowned for his communication via radio with drivers during races, he frequently offered essential information and guidance.

In January 2023, Vowles revealed his departure from Mercedes to take on the role of team principal at Williams Racing. This move followed the resignation of Jost Capito in December 2022. As of the 2024 season, James Vowles continues to serve as the F1 team principal for Williams Racing.

Williams F1 team principal

Alpine F1 team principal | Bruno Famin

Famin, possessing a technical background, commenced his professional journey as a development engineer at Peugeot Sport in 1989. By 2005, he ascended to the position of technical director, contributing to Peugeot's triumph in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2009. His role expanded further, and three years later, Famin assumed the position of director overseeing the entire organization. In 2019, he transitioned to the FIA, taking on the role of director of operations.

In February 2022, Famin became the head of the power unit program at Alpine. By July 2023, he had risen to the position of vice president at Alpine, and since the Dutch Grand Prix of that year, he has also taken on the role of team principal. Despite his leadership, Alpine secured a disappointing sixth place in the constructors' championship, although Pierre Gasly managed to achieve a podium finish in Zandvoort.

Alpine F1 team principal

Stake F1 team representative | Alessandro Alunni Bravi

Alessandro Alunni Bravi serves as the team representative, rather than the team boss, for the Formula 1 team Stake F1 Team. The reason being, Stake F1 Team is set to transition into Audi in Formula 1 starting from 2026. In this transition, two key figures play pivotal roles: Alessandro Alunni Bravi, serving as the team representative of Stake F1 Team, and Andreas Seidl, who takes on the role of CEO at Sauber, having been appointed by the Audi leadership.

Alessandro Alunni Bravi is set to take on the visible responsibilities of a team boss for Stake F1 Team during the 2024 season, while Andreas Seidl works behind the scenes to prepare for the arrival of Audi in 2026.

Stake F1 team representative

Aston Martin F1 team principal | Mike Krack

Mike Krack, born on March 18, 1972, in Luxembourg, entered the motorsport scene after concluding his engineering studies. His career took off in 2001 when he joined Sauber after leaving BMW.

In 2014, Krack made a comeback to BMW, where he assumed responsibilities for the Formula E, IMSA, and GT programs. On January 14, 2022, it was officially declared that Mike Krack had taken on the role of Team Principal at Aston Martin F1, succeeding Otmar Szafnauer.

Aston Martin F1 team principal

Haas F1 team principal | Ayao Komatsu

In 2003, Komatsu entered the racing world as a tire engineer at British American Racing. Three years later, he shifted to Renault, taking on the role of a performance engineer. During the 2011 season, the Japanese professional served as a race engineer for Vitaly Petrov, followed by collaborating with Romain Grosjean the next year. Komatsu's career progressed, leading to his promotion to chief race engineer in 2015.

However, a year later, both he and Grosjean joined Haas. Komatsu spent eight years at Haas, initially as the trackside engineering director, until his elevation to the position of team principal for Haas F1 Team in 2024. After working alongside Guenther Steiner for several years, the Japanese professional has now taken over the position formerly held by the Italian.

Haas F1 team principal

Who are the F1 team principals?

The current F1 team principals are: Christian Horner, Toto Wolff, Frederic Vasseur, Andrea Stella, Mike Krack, Laurent Mekies, Alessandro Alunni Bravi, James Vowles, Bruno Famin and Ayao Komatsu.

Who is the youngest team principal in F1?

Christian Horner made history when he became the youngest F1 team principal after joining Red Bull at the age of 31. Currently, James Vowles, the F1 team principal of Williams, holds the title as the youngest team principal in Formula 1.

Who is Ferrari team principal 2024?

Frédéric Vasseur is the current Ferrari team principal. Since 2023, Vasseur has been the Ferrari team principal, and he has already proven his worth. He managed to sign Lewis Hamilton for Ferrari starting from the 2025 season.

How much does a team principal make in F1?

F1 Team Principals make approximately between $1 million and $10 million per year. Christian Horner earns the most as an F1 team principal with an estimated salary of above $10 million per year at Red Bull Racing.

How long has Toto Wolff been team principal?

Toto Wolff became a shareholder and team principal at Mercedes upon joining from Williams in 2013. Throughout this tenure, Mercedes has clinched seven drivers' championships and eight constructors' titles, marking the most prolonged period of dominance by a single team in Formula 1 history.

Did Toto Wolff ever drive?

No, Toto Wolff, the current Team Principal and CEO of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team, has never competed as a Formula One driver. Wolff's career has been primarily focused on team management and business ventures within motorsport, rather than driving competitively.

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