An agreement has been reached between Mercedes AMG Petronas and Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Formula One teams for Paddy Lowe to join Mercedes AMG Petronas on June 3.
Lowe, who until March had served as McLaren’s technical director, has been hired as the new Executive Director (Technical) at Mercedes and will work closely with Team Principal Ross Brawn, Executive Director (Business) Toto Wolff and the team’s senior technical management.
As Team Principal, Ross Brawn will retain overall responsibility for technical and sporting matters.
“I am excited to become part of a highly talented and capable technical organization,” said Lowe. “The team has already produced probably the fastest car of the 2013 season while the technical challenges of the new regulations for 2014 will give us the opportunity to maximize the synergies available to a works manufacturer. That is a challenge I am relishing. I have worked closely with Mercedes-Benz for almost 20 years and deeply admire the company’s phenomenal commitment to Formula One. I look forward to much success together in the years ahead.”