Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport confirms its Executive Director Paddy Lowe will be leaving the team after three and a half successful years. He has now begun a period of garden leave.
The company’s Board wishes Paddy well with his future endeavours and thanks him for his significant contribution to the team’s achievements.
In the short term, Mercedes’ technical organisation will continue to operate under the proven and established leadership of its senior directors Aldo Costa (Engineering Director), Mark Ellis (Performance Director), Rob Thomas (Chief Operating Officer) and Geoff Willis (Technology Director).
“Paddy has played an important part in our success during the past three and a half years and we thank him for his contribution to this significant chapter in Mercedes’ motorsport history”, says Toto Wolff, Head of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport.
“Success in Formula One is not about single individuals but about the strength in depth and technical capability of an organisation.
“We have the talent in place to continue our success of recent years and we plan to build upon it in 2017 and beyond.”
Mercedes did not offer any details regarding Lowe’s replacement and states that further information will be communicated in due course.
“I have had a fantastically successful and enjoyable three and a half years at Mercedes working with an incredible team of people”, Paddy Lowe comments.
“I am now looking forward to a new challenge and wish everyone well at Mercedes.”