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Toto Wolff, Mercedes AMG F1 Shareholder and Executive Director, Christian Horner, Red Bull Racing Team Principal, Mike Krack, Aston Martin F1 Team Team Principal, Frederic Vasseur, Ferrari Team Principal,Alessandro Alunni Bravi, Alfa Romeo F1 Team Managing Director and Team Representative
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The key factors behind F1’s Premier League-style managerial revolving door

Thanks to a blizzard of hirings, firings and shufflings during the winter, over half the teams on the grid now have bosses who have been in post for a year or less. Is Formula 1 adopting football’s rent-a-manager culture? And what good can come of it, asks MARK GALLAGHER, given that the two most successful outfits on the grid since 2010 have two of the longest-serving team principals?

The round of leadership changes announced during the off-season underlined the degree to which Formula 1 abhors stasis. But even seasoned observers were shocked to see the broom sweep through Ferrari, Williams, Sauber and McLaren.

Going into the first race of the new season only four team principals hold the role they did in 2021. Toto Wolff, Christian Horner, Guenther Steiner and Franz Tost will find themselves sitting with some familiar faces in unfamiliar shirts, plus a couple fresh to the challenge of running a Formula 1 team.

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