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Mercedes assigns Allison to Ineos America's Cup effort

Mercedes is ramping up its involvement in the Ineos Britannia America’s Cup team and has assigned tech chief James Allison to the project. Mercedes' became involved with Ineos Team UK last year through its Applied Science subsidiary. However, the team's defeat in the Prada Cup final in New Zealand at the hands of Italy's Luna Rossa has encouraged project leader Sir Ben Ainslie to revamp the team and its management structure. It is often said that the America's Cup is 'Formula 1 on water', a view that should put Allison right at home with his new assignment. "There's not a lot of difference between trying to put the best car on the road and racing against others, and F1 on water, and...
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