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Formula 1 News: Andretti Cadillac poaches two Mercedes F1 staff

The Andretti Cadillac Formula 1 team has hired two key players from Mercedes as it continues to bolster the headcount at its new Silverstone base. Chris Green has joined as IT director, while Laura Sturland is the organization’s new finance director, reports Formul1a.uno

Chris Green

Both are set to play significant roles in helping to build up the fledgling Andretti organization (who has no chance of being approved as an 11th F1 team unless the US Congress charges Liberty Media with uncompetitive practices), given the experience that they gained with their previous employer.

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Green worked for the Brackley team for 17 years, joining the then-Honda outfit as a network systems administrator in 2007. He retained this position during Brawn GP’s 2009 World Championship-winning season.

In the Mercedes era, he became IT operations manager in 2014 and was appointed head of IT commercialization and future technology in 2021.

Sturland joined Mercedes in 2017 as a financial controller. She was appointed group financial controller in 2022 before also taking on the finance director role in January last year.

She brings vital knowledge of the FIA financial regulations, particularly how the cost cap operates, although Andretti Cadillac will remain outside its scope until an entry is confirmed.

Green and Sturland are not the first former Mercedes employees to become part of the growing management team at Silverstone, with chief legal officer Carolyn McGrory having joined earlier this year.

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