Paddy Lowe to join Mercedes F1 team effective June 3

Article by Anita Panait, on May 22, 2013

Paddy Lowe will be joining the Mercedes Formula One team as its technical executive director, effective June 3, 2013, the week of the Canadian Grand Prix. Lowe had a contract to serve as technical director for McLaren until end of 2013. However, the contract was cut short by seven months after Lowe and McLaren agreed to release the Briton from his duties with the team.

McLaren had already placed Lowe on 'gardening leave', thereby removing him from sensitive work. The team has also promoted Tim Goss as its technical director. Lowe will collaborate closely with team principal Ross Brawn, who retains overall responsibility for technical and sporting matters.

Lowe’s switch to Mercedes had been on the marks since January 2013, when reports indicated that he was being considered as Brawn's successor. His eventual transfer to Mercedes will reunite him with team driver Lewis Hamilton.

Brawn welcomed Lowe to the team and expressed delight to begin working together with him. He remarked that Lowe has an “excellent record of success” in the Formula One sport and would be an asset to any of their “rivals in the pit lane."

Brawn added there will be major changes for the 2015 and 2016 seasons, as development progresses with the “new generation of car design and Power Unit." He noted that Lowes’ transfer to Mercedes will further strengthen the team and places it in a strong position for the future.

If you liked the article, share on:

Topics: mercedes-benz

Comments

Recommended

In was in March 2017 when Aston Martin gave the world its first look at the Valkyrie hypercar. Back then, the brand also revealed that it would create 25 models...
by - November 18, 2017
Have you heard of the hottest car from Bentley? Bentley’s third generation Continental GT has gotten more athletic after receiving the latest GT3 upgrade under its new platform. So what...
by - November 18, 2017
There’s currently no one faster than Marc Marquez in the MotoGP World Championship qualifiers. For now, the Spanish world champion riding for the Repsol Honda team is loving the view...
by - November 14, 2017
Great things could really come in small packages. This was proven earlier this year by Giannini 350 GP, which was basically a rear-wheel drive Fiat 500 on steroids, both in...
by - November 14, 2017
The Volkswagen Polo is one car that has made a major mark at the World Rally Championship (WRC). In just a few years, the Polo has scored over 40 wins,...
by - November 10, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries