Axel Wendorff

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08 Aug 1964




Mercedes (2007-2008)

Was head of McLaren's automotive division's engine department, but then started his own engine consultancy business in Hertfordshire. In 2016, however, he moved to Sweden to become Borg Warner's Vice-President of Engineering. In 2018, he moved back to Formula 1 as Honda's chief engineer for engine development, which meant a return to England. He is still involved with Honda's powertrain work, even though they have left Formula 1. Axel previously worked for Horiba Europe and as a chief racing engineer for the McLaren team after his spell at Mercedes. Before his spell at Mercedes, Wendorff worked at Toyota, and also as an engine designer at Ilmor.

Biography last updated 8 Oct 2022