Coughlan returns to NASCAR after unsuccessful return to F1 11 November, 2013 Mike Coughlan Mike Coughlan is returning to America’s premier NASCAR series after an unsuccessful stint with Williams. After leaving Formula 1 in disgrace amid the ‘spygate’ scandal of last decade, the former McLaren chief designer re-emerged in NASCAR, working for Michael Waltrip Racing. He then returned to Formula 1 as Williams’ technical director for 2012, but in the middle of this year Williams replaced him with another controversial Formula 1 figure, Pat Symonds. Coughlan, 54, is now returning to the NASCAR world, with the Richard Childress Racing team. According to the official NASCAR website, he will be the technical director. (GMM) Subbed by AJN. Related NewsSmedley: I did not expect such a quick Williams revivalNo sleep for Williams team evacuated after hotel fireHead applauds Mercedes for allowing drivers to raceWilliams: We were beaten by a faster car and better organised teamWolff sells part share of Williams stakeSmedley out of order in Montreal says HeadWilliams: We’re lucky not to have someone seriously hurtStanford appointed general manager of Williams heritageSymonds: It’s costs that are going to kill Formula 1 and we need to face up to thisWilliams: We apologise, our fans expect us as a team to let our drivers race The Pessimist Make no mistake,Mike is a great technical mind and the Williams FW34 which he built was infact a very good car which should have scored far more points if it had been driven by some one like Hulkenberg rather than Pastor who kept using it as a dozer. ZombieJebus Nascar. The series for drivers with no where else to go… and when they fail there they move back to Indy. adriana The basca r series ! matthew @zombie or in kimis case, back to f1!