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Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Paddy Lowe leaves Mercedes

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) […]

Posted on Monday, May 9, 2016

Mercedes working 'day and night' on MGU-H

Mercedes technical chief Paddy Lowe says the operation is working "day and night" in order to fix the issues which have plagued Lewis Hamilton across recent races. Hamilton suffered an MGU-H failure during qualifying for the Chinese Grand Prix, which left the reigning World Champion at the back of the grid, from where he recovered to seventh. The problem struck once more following Q2 in Russia, leaving Hamilton in 10th place, before the Briton went on to finish the race as runner-up to Mercedes team-mate […]

Posted on Monday, October 5, 2015

Mercedes eyes second Constructors' crown

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says that the outfit heads into this weekend's Russian Grand Prix optimistic that it can secure a second straight Constructors' Championship. Mercedes clinched the 2014 teams' title in Russia last year and currently holds a 169 point lead over nearest rivals Ferrari. Mercedes requires a 172 point advantage over Ferrari after the race to clinch the title, meaning that it needs to gain three points on the Italian outfit, a feat Wolff is sure is achievable. "We return to Russia with […]

Posted on Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Mercedes: No room for complacency

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says that the squad's error at the Monaco Grand Prix highlights that there can be no room for complacency in Formula 1. Mercedes pitted Lewis Hamilton under the Safety Car but made a miscalculation, costing the Briton the lead and relegating him to third position, behind team-mate Nico Rosberg and Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel. "Monaco has been tough for all of us to swallow," Wolff admitted. "You can never afford to drop points and this was a reminder that any error can […]

Posted on Friday, September 26, 2014

Lowe disagrees with Wolff over clampdown

Paddy Lowe and Toto Wolff, the team bosses at dominant Mercedes, do not see eye-to-eye over the new radio clampdowns in Formula One. Although a pre-race compromise with the FIA was reached in Singapore, Wolff said that if the full clampdown had debuted in Singapore it would have been a "nightmare" in the context of Nico Rosberg's steering wheel problems. "If it (the clampdown) had been enforced as originally suggested, it would have been a nightmare," said Wolff. "Can you imagine not being able to […]

Posted on Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Mercedes sure gearbox issue resolved

Mercedes says that the gearbox issue which caused championship leader Nico Rosberg to retire from the British Grand Prix has been identified and a remedy put in place. Rosberg led the race at Silverstone but slowed when his W05 Hybrid encountered a problem and eventually pulled off the circuit to retire for the first time in 2014. "The main priority of the days since has been to understand the gearbox problem we saw with Nico's car and to make sure there is no recurrence moving […]

Posted on Sunday, June 22, 2014

Hamilton admits race was damage limitation

Lewis Hamilton has admitted that his Austrian Grand Prix was just a case of damage limitation after spinning off in qualifying. Hamilton finished the race just a couple of seconds behind Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg, having started the race from ninth on the grid. The Brit hailed his 'best ever' start in Formula 1 as he moved up to fourth, before picking off Williams duo Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas later on in the race. "It was a great start, probably the best start I […]

Posted on Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Mercedes: Team orders would be 'terrible'

Mercedes has a duty to Formula 1 to allow its drivers to race, according to executive director (technical) Paddy Lowe. Mercedes has dominated the 2014 season with three pole positions and three victories from Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, but the duo were allowed to battle for the win in Bahrain, in which Hamilton prevailed. Lowe insists that it would be 'terrible' if Mercedes had imposed team orders. "Imagine if we had imposed team orders from lap two, what a terrible thing that would be […]