EAGLE eyed Formula One fans in Pembrokeshire might have spotted a familiar face on their television screens earlier this month.

Former Letterston man, Owen Jones, joined Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas and Kimi Raikkonen on the podium at Monza where Owen received the Constructors Trophy on behalf of Mercedes AMG F1 team in a very exciting Italian Grand Prix won by Lewis Hamilton.

Owen, 51, a former pupil of Letterston Primary School and Fishguard Secondary School, is head of performance and controls at Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains, and is based at Brixworth, Northants where the Mercedes, state of the art, engine factory is based.

He gained a master's degree in mechanical engineering at Imperial College, London before joining Cosworth as a Senior Engineer.

He was later head hunted by Mercedes and has helped them to consecutive World Formula One World Championships from 2014 to 2017.

Owen gained another Word Championship with Lewis Hamilton and McClaren and Jensen Button in a Brawn both of whom used the Mercedes Engine.

Owen is the son of Patrick and the late Valerie Jones, of Loveston, formerly of Letterston. He now lives near Towcester in Northamptonshire with his wife Amanda and daughters Elena, 17, and Alice, ten.

He has won four F1 World Championships with Mercedes. This latest win takes Lewis Hamilton 30 points clear of his closest rival, Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel.

"It's not over yet," said Owen. "There are seven races left and it's going to be tough to hold off Seb.

"Ferrari have suddenly found some extra power and are particularly fast at the moment so it's going to be an exciting conclusion to this year's title."