Coughlan returns to NASCAR after unsuccessful return to F1

Mike Coughlan

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)

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  • 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!