We use cookies

We want to make our website more user-friendly and continuously improve it. If you continue to use the website, you agree to the use of cookies.

For more information, please refer to our Cookie Statement.

Team Principal Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team.

Ian James working late

Career.

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

Achievements.

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

Marketing

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

Our newest team member.

Discover the new EQC.