A key Mercedes lieutenant moves on

A key Mercedes lieutenant moves on

The architects of Mercedes' success are happy to stand behind the scenes, where they're already pushing hard for 2015. Except for one, as JONATHAN NOBLE explains

As newly crowned world champion, Lewis Hamilton occupied the spotlight with his promotional tour of television and radio stations last week. Meanwhile, in a quiet pub near Brackley, one of the principal architects of Mercedes' dominance bade farewell to the team without anywhere near as much fanfare.

Technical director Bob Bell's leaving do was a low-profile affair, but few in the team would deny the huge contribution he had made in helping turn the W05 Hybrid into the dominant machine that allowed Hamilton to triumph in the first place.

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