Team Chief is another term for The Team Principal is the boss. Responsible for the entire team from strategic direction, to design and development and fielding... and the team’s boss.
Responsible for the entire team from strategic direction, to design and F1 is a race off the track as well as on the track, with teams fighting to develop the fastest... and fielding a car with a OK, so we all know what the driver is, right. I've always liked the description that F1 drivers are like..., and a well-oiled team to support it.
The team principal is usually seen seated on the pit wall or in the An F1 garage is just that. A secure area for teams to set up their equipment and work on their... and while they have a team of engineers and strategists around them, the final call on Team orders is a scenario whereby the team's principal and or strategist will decide what is best for the team... is theirs.
Team principals are employees, but in some cases, they are also owners.