Lewis Hamilton's long-term Mercedes ally Mike Elliott announces SHOCK resignation as chief technical officer - with the constructor winning just one race across the past two seasons

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  • Mercedes person won conscionable 1 title successful full crossed nan 2022 and 2023 F1 seasons
  • Mike Elliott was appointed to nan domiciled of main method serviceman successful July 2021 
  • However, he has now announced his resignation aft 11 years pinch Mercedes

By Will Pickworth For Mailonline

Published: 07:47 EDT, 1 November 2023 | Updated: 08:45 EDT, 1 November 2023

Mercedes main method serviceman Mike Elliott has resigned from his domiciled aft 11 years pinch nan F1 team. 

Elliott - who joined nan constructor successful 2012 arsenic caput of aerodynamics - roseate done nan ranks astatine Mercedes but has now announced his departure aft their nonaccomplishment to triumph a title this season.

The 49-year-old only moved roles six months agone erstwhile he returned to his factory-based position astatine their Brackley HQ.


Elliott played a cardinal portion during Mercedes' 8 constructors' title wins from 2014 to 2022.

It comes arsenic a large rustle to Lewis Hamilton - who is still yet to triumph a title this season, but presently sits 3rd successful nan drivers' title - pinch nan seven-time world champion known to beryllium friends pinch Elliott.

Mercedes main method serviceman Mike Elliott has resigned aft 11 years pinch nan F1 team

It comes arsenic a rustle for Lewis Hamilton, pinch nan seven-time world champion friends pinch Elliott

Elliott worked pinch McLaren arsenic an aerodynamicist erstwhile Hamilton competed successful his first play of Formula One successful 2007 and they were together arsenic nan Brit won his first world title a twelvemonth later.  

Along pinch 8 constructors' title wins astatine Mercedes, Elliott was besides coming for their 7 consecutive drivers' titles from 2014 to 2021, pinch Hamilton winning six of these while Nico Rosberg was triumphant connected nan different occasion. 

After his exit - which Mercedes squad main Toto Wolff revealed was Elliott's ain determination - he said: 'It has been 1 of nan awesome privileges of my profession to beryllium portion of this Mercedes team.

'During nan past six months, I person enjoyed processing nan method strategy that we dream tin supply nan foundations of nan team’s adjacent rhythm of success.'

Elliott worked pinch McLaren arsenic an aerodynamicist erstwhile Hamilton won his first title successful 2008

Since he became main method officer, Mercedes person won 1 title (pictured - Toto Wolff)

The 49-year-old is now group to service a play of farming time off earlier deciding connected nan adjacent steps successful his career.

His promotion to method head successful July 2021 was made successful anticipation of nan biggest regularisation changes successful 40 years successful nan athletics for nan 2022 campaign.

However, it was unluckily not a occurrence arsenic Mercedes person won conscionable 1 title crossed nan past 2 seasons, while Red Bull person gone from strength-to-strength and dominated. 

There are 3 races remaining successful nan 2023 season, starting successful Brazil this weekend.


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