Paddy Lowe will join the team on June 3 ahead of the Canadian Grand Prix, Ross Brawn confirmed
The long running saga of Paddy Lowe’s move from McLaren to Mercedes was resolved today when the technical director was released early from his contract to begin work on June 3rd. Originally Lowe was being held to his contract and was set to be blocked from starting work in Brackley before the end of 2013.
In the late ’70s Bernie Ecclestone and Niki Lauda were team boss and driver at Brabham. Thirty five years on their roles are very different – Formula One group CEO and non-executive chairman at the Mercedes team respectively – but their friendship remains the same.
Mercedes have reached agreement with McLaren for Paddy Lowe to join the team on June 3, 2013. Lowe, replaced by Tim Goss as McLaren’s technical director in February, had been expected to remain with the Woking squad until the end of the year. He will now strengthen Mercedes’ line-up in the role of executive director (technical) and will work closely with team principal, Ross Brawn, executive director (business), Toto Wolff, and the team’s senior technical management