It could prove to be a massive blow to Lewis Hamilton and George Russell’s hopes of chasing down Max Verstappen next season.
Vowles said: “I cannot wait to start with Williams Racing. It’s an honour to join a team with such an incredibly rich heritage. The team is an icon of our sport, one I greatly respect, and I am very much looking forward to the challenge. Williams Racing have placed their faith and trust in me, and I will do the same in return. The team has tremendous potential, and our journey together starts in a matter of weeks.”
Vowles also enjoyed a spell of success at Brawn GP, helping the team secure the Drivers’ and Constructors’ Championship in 2009. The 43-year-old had a special message for his Mercedes colleagues and team boss Toto Wolff on his departure.