F1 News and Rumors: Mercedes’ former engine chief Andy Cowell who quit before the start of the season wanted by Ferrari.
Andy Cowell, former Managing Director of Mercedes-AMG High-Performance Powertrains (HPP) is being courted by main rivals Ferrari. This is according to Corriere dello Sport’s Daniele Sparisci, a reputed journo with the Italian media house.
Sparisci says Ferrari are going to allocate funds to bring in Cowell, who is currently a ‘free agent’. He goes on to claim that Cowell was considering Ferrari few years back too, but then Boss Stefano Domenicali’s resignation made him reconsider.
“He changed his mind after the resignation of Stefano Domenicali. Now he is free again and the courtship is likely to restart, even though in this hyper-complex F1 it is not a single name that makes the difference.
According to Corriere, Ferrari is planning on allocating funds to afford experienced talents. Every hint seems to be pointing towards Andy Cowell, former Mercedes engine chief. #F1
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“It is necessary to create the conditions so that, in these turbulent years of purges and restructuring, many – especially foreigners – have said no to Ferrari.”
Andy Cowell had quit Mercedes before the start of the 2020 season
Cowell quit Mercedes, but continues to participate in the transition process and consult Mercedes in major projects. Interestingly, Ted Kravitz, the Sky F1 reporter, had earlier suggested that Cowell is not looking for a new team. If Cowell has changed his mind, it could be a massive coup for the struggling Ferrari.
”Cowell seems to have told his friends inside Mercedes that he does not have another team in mind, but is he really leaving without a guarantee to be able to work somewhere else?”