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Sam Michael to leave McLaren at end of 2014

22 Oct 2014

Sam Michael will leave his role as sporting director at McLaren at the end of the season.

The 43-year-old, who joined the Woking team in 2012, is expected to return to his native Australia with his family.

Michael began his 21-year Grand Prix career with Team Lotus in 1993 before joining Jordan Grand Prix in 1995, where he established the team’s R&D group before progressing into a senior race engineering role.

He joined Williams as chief operations engineer in 2001, progressing to the position of technical director in 2004, a role he held until the end of 2011.