Sidepodcast // All for F1 and F1 for all

Next race: Australian Grand Prix, Melbourne
F1Minute // Bitesize Formula One news

Paddy Lowe replaced as technical director at McLaren // The McLaren/Mercedes rumours come true, as Lowe leaves

Published by Christine Blachford

Paddy Lowe replaced as technical director at McLaren
Credit: Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
Paddy Lowe replaced as technical director at McLaren audio waveform

Last month, Mercedes were dominating the headlines with rumours that Ross Brawn was on the way out, and Paddy Lowe would leave his role at McLaren to join the German team. There was nothing concrete to go on, aside from a noticeably absent Lowe from the McLaren launch, and the speculation died down.

Now, we know that Lowe is leaving McLaren, and although he has not been officially confirmed at Mercedes, it’s reported he will join them in 2014 after a period of gardening leave.

Meanwhile, at McLaren, engineering director Tim Goss has been announced as Lowe’s replacement, taking over the Technical Director role with immediate effect.

Team Principal Martin Whitmarsh has spoken of the change, saying: “Paddy will be performing a different role within McLaren until the end of the year. He’s been a good and successful F1 technical director, and we wish him well... I firmly believe our technical and engineering team is the best in the F1 business... I’m certain that, in his expanded role, Tim will continue to lead it very capably indeed, and will evolve and improve it.”

Buy from Amazon - Pocket F1 Handbook: Guide to the 2015 Grand Prix Season

365 F1 stories

Which team confirmed a new Venezuelan driver on this day in 2010, the third driver from that country in F1?

F1 team launches
McLaren HondaOnline29 Jan
Sauber F1 TeamOnline30 Jan
Scuderia FerrariOnline30 Jan
Scuderia Toro RossoJerez, Spain31 Jan
Infiniti Red Bull RacingJerez, Spain1 Feb
Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 TeamJerez, Spain1 Feb
Williams Martini RacingJerez, Spain1 Feb
Lotus F1 TeamJerez, Spain2 Feb
Sahara Force India F1 TeamOnline25 Feb
F1 test schedule
Circuito de JerezSpain1 Feb
Circuito de JerezSpain2 Feb
Circuito de JerezSpain3 Feb
Circuito de JerezSpain4 Feb
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain19 Feb
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain20 Feb
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain21 Feb
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain22 Feb
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain26 Feb
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain27 Feb
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain28 Feb
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain1 Mar

An Aside with Joe