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Allison turned down team boss role – Wolff

Apr.18 James Allison turned down the opportunity to succeed Toto Wolff as Mercedes team boss. That is the admission of Wolff himself, as departing technical director Allison admitted he even contemplated retiring from Formula 1 completely. Instead, he is stepping over to the new position of chief technical officer, with former aerodynamics chief Mike Elliot becoming technical director on July 1. 'I had to decide about my future and wanted to ensure that I didn't leave until I was no longer useful,' Allison explained at Imola. 'When I felt that it would be more correct to retire, because it would be best for both myself and the team, I thought that I would move on to my couch. I had no...
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