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Williams F1 technical director Sam Michael’s last GP with the team will be the Korean GP, before handing his tasks over to other people. Sam Michael resigned from the Williams F1 previous this season on the back of the team’s poor start to the campaign.

“Most technical directors travel to races, but the structure that Williams is going for is not having a travelling technical director,” Michael told Autosport.com. There will be a chief operations engineer in Mark Gillan, so he is going to come to Japan and Korea, and be in the background to see how I operate for those two races. Then he will take over from there.”

“I definitely won’t be at the races, but what is going to happen at the factory I don’t know,” he said.

Even though Michael has been linked with roles at various teams, including Force India, Ferrari and Mercedes GP, he insists no final decision has been made on where he will move to.

“No,” he said when asked if it was decided what his plans were. “It is still open.”

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