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Team Principal Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team.

Ian James working late


2001-2005: Manufacturing Engineer at McLaren Automotive Ltd.

2005-2008: Project Lead, Production Planning at Daimler-Chrysler AG

2008 -2011: Manager, Finance and Controlling at Plant Tuscaloosa, Alabama (DAG)

2011-2015: Head of Programme Management, Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains, UK

2015-2018: Senior Manager, Marketing/Communications and Governmental Business, Mercedes-Benz G-Class

Since 2019: Managing Director, Mercedes-Benz Formula E Ltd. & Team Principal Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team


Formula 1

The reintroduction of KERS in 2011, leading to Nico Rosberg’s win at the 2012 Chinese GP; the first win for an official Mercedes-Benz F1 team since 1955. The development and introduction of the V6/ERS Power Unit, culminating in the 2014 and 2015 Drivers’ and Team World Championships


The successful launch of the first all-new Mercedes-Benz G-Class in nearly 40 years (Detroit, 2018).

Ian James giving an Interview in Paris
Ian James walking outside

Private Life.

Born: November 10th, 1977 in High Wycombe, UK

Studies: Bachelor of Engineering, Coventry University (UK)

Marital status: Married to Claire with two children, Cameron (10) and Chloe (8)

Lives in: Marlow (UK)

EQC forrest

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