|Andy Cowell, the man behind the powerful Mercedes power unit|
(GMM) Engine boss Andy Cowell is leaving Mercedes' F1 team next month. (see related article)
Instead, he will "consult to Mercedes-Benz AG on a major future project" until 2021, and be replaced by "internal appointments", the reigning world champions said.
"Now is the right time to move on from my role and seek a new engineering business challenge," said Cowell, who joined Mercedes-Ilmor to work on the V10 engine in 2004.