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GP Week : Issue 134
F1 NEWS >> McLarEN has announced that Sam Michael – who will mark his final grand prix as technical director for Williams at Singapore this weekend – will be joining the Woking based team as sporting director from 2012. Michael was with Williams for 11 seasons, but tendered his resignation earlier this year following the team’s worst start to a season in its 34-year history. “I am delighted that Sam has found a new role that will enable him to continue to apply his energy, passion and experience to Formula One. On behalf of everyone at Williams I wish him a successful move to his new team,” team principal Frank Williams said of the news. “I would also like to thank Sam for his help in enabling a swift and smooth transition to our new technical leadership. Mike Coughlan and Jason Somerville are settling in very well and the restructuring will be complete when Mark Gillan joins us as Chief Operations Engineer on 19 September.” Michael was enthusiastic in announcing the move, which is widely viewed as a demotion in title but promotion in team. “Being a racer my whole life, I know that McLaren is one of the all-time greats of Formula One,” Michael said. “I already know and respect many of the team’s senior technical management figures, and becoming a member of that excellent working unit was one of the prime attractions of this new position. “Equally, for some time I’ve closely observed and greatly admired both Lewis and Jenson as grade-one drivers, and therefore regard it as an enormous privilege to be able to work with both of them,” he continued. “I’ve spent eleven seasons with WilliamsF1, have many fond memories, and truly wish them all the best.” Sam Michael moves to McLaren 9