World Championship team bosses — Where are they now?
by Richard Jenkins
I have endeavoured to try and provide as up-to-date and accurate information as possible for everyone featured on this site, and I am always indebted to the many contributors who help with the information on this site and sadly, space doesn't allow for me to thank everyone here. However, I would like to dedicate the ongoing work, progress and achievements on this site to those contributors who are sadly no longer with us but helped aide this project so much: Len Calinoff, Phil Harms, Gene Heeter, Earl Ma, Don Radbruch, Roscoe H Rann and Barry Lake.
Updates and corrections are always welcomed — please either join the debate here or feel free to contact me on with any information you might have.
This part of the site is also dedicated to the memory of Tony Marsh, as it was his post-Grand Prix life that served as the initial inspiration for "Where Are They Now" back in 1998 For more about what this part of the site is trying to achieve, please read my full introduction.
|Monisha Kaltenborn||10 May 1971
|The first full-time female team principal in the sport, Monisha comes from a legal background. Born in India, she moved to Vienna as a child. Her team principal role came after 12 years at Sauber. (Last updated 11 Nov 2012)|
|Klaus Kapitza||04 Oct 1939
|Nominally a car designer, with both BMW and Porsche. Still involved in both the sport and the car industry, mainly as a consultant or designer, but also works with BMW on design issues. (Last updated 21 Sep 2012)|
|Willi Kauhsen||19 May 1939
|Former racing driver, now involved in the transport business, near Aachen. Also enjoys car restoring in his spare time. (Last updated 24 Jan 2010)|
|Dave Kelly||27 Feb 1951
Bradford, West Yorkshire
|Now a landscape artist, after over 20 years of designing cars, which he still does on an ad-hoc basis, and he still follows the sport. Now lives in Oxfordshire. (Last updated 24 Jan 2010)|
|James Key||14 Jan 1972
|GB||Midland, Spyker, Force India, Sauber, Toro Rosso
|Designer and engineer who moved up the Jordan ranks to become chief designer in 2006, for the re-branded Midland team. Then stayed when they became Force India in 2008, but he left them in 2010 to move to Sauber. In 2012, he left Sauber and now works at Scuderia Toro Rosso. (Last updated 11 Nov 2012)|
|Gordon Kimball||24 Jul 1952
|Most recently has worked as a consultant designer to numerous motorsport teams. (Last updated 23 Nov 2012)|
|Ernst Klodwig||23 May 1903
|15 Apr 1973
|East German stalwart mainly in the national F2 series, where he was competitive despite his age.|
|Banana importer and motocross rider, who established a decent team. Carried on running Japanese F2 and F3 teams until the 1980's, before retiring. Now involved in powerboat racing in a managerial and administration role. (Last updated 24 Jan 2010)|
|Colin Kolles||13 Dec 1967
|Team principal of Hispania until 2011. Former team manager of Jordan, and stayed with the team through their many changes, including Force India. A qualified dentist, he is also a sportscar team boss, which he continues in 2013, but also runs his own design company. (Last updated 23 Feb 2013)|
|Ludwig Kraus||26 Dec 1911
|19 Sep 1997
|A mechanical engineer, Ludwig started with Daimler Benz as an engineer and designer for ship and aeroplane engines. Then fought in WW2 as a Luftwaffe pilot, but was shot down. Survived this, but his injuries put him out of the war. He then returned to Daimler and then in 1951, he became head of racing car development. In 1954 he was named senior engineer of the company and then became one of Audi's most influential and important designers, developers and engineers. Retired a few days after his 62nd birthday in 1973 and remained a director at Audi until 1985. Even now he is remembered with great affection there. (Last updated 24 Jan 2010)|
|Frank Kurtis||25 Jan 1908
Crested Butte, Colorado
|17 Feb 1987
Los Angeles, California
|Car builder best known for his Indianapolis 500 efforts. Continued building cars until his retirement in 1968. Son Arlen continued the family car building heritage after Frank's retirement and death.|