After previously being put on gardening leave at McLaren, Paddy Lowe’s move to join the ever-growing Mercedes management team wasn’t due to take place until next year. McLaren have given their former technical director an early release from his contract, however, and Lowe will now take up his similar role at Mercedes on the 3rd June.
Lowe will become one of two executive directors at the team - the technical side to be filled by Paddy, and the business side from the recently joined Toto Wolff. Ross Brawn remains in charge as team principal, with the overall responsibility for both sides.
With this announcement of yet another member joining his team, Brawn spoke of the need to ready themselves not just for next season’s regulation overhaul. He said: “It’s no secret that every team is facing a signifiant balancing act between this year and next. But it’s perhaps less obvious that we will also see major changes for the 2015 and 2016 seasons, as development progresses with the new generation of car design and Power Unity. To deliver in these circumstances, a successful team needs strength in depth.”
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