This text first appeared in GP Racing journal.
It could be fascinating to know the ideas that ran by means of Andy Cowell’s head whereas watching the Austrian Grand Prix, the pinnacle of Mercedes’ System 1 powertrain enterprise having left his position two days earlier than follow began.
For the previous Cosworth engineer, the 16 years he spent working on the epicentre of the Silver Arrows’ engine division might hardly have been extra fruitful – world championship successes with McLaren and Brawn in 2008 and 2009, adopted by the extraordinary engineering achievement that is been the hallmark of the corporate throughout F1’s hybrid period.
Being central to the ability behind each one in every of Lewis Hamilton’s six world titles is not any imply feat. Regardless of the future brings, Cowell will likely be in demand by System 1 media and historians lengthy after Britain’s most profitable racing driver hangs up his helmet.