Lowe to complete Mercedes move in June
20 May 2013 – Paddy Lowe will officially join the Mercedes Formula 1 team next month, with McLaren permitting the acclaimed engineer to terminate his contract early. Instead of remaining at Woking until the end of the season, it has been revealed that the 51-year-old is to join the Silver Arrows in a senior management position on 3 June.
Lowe, who most recently held the role of Technical Director at McLaren, will take on the title of Executive Director with new team Mercedes, working alongside brand boss Toto Wolff, who oversees all motorsport activities, and Team Principal Ross Brawn.
"I am excited to become part of a highly talented and capable technical organisation," Lowe said of his new deal. "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 maximise 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 1. I look forward to much success together in the years ahead."
When Lowe's plans were voiced, McLaren appointed Tim Goss as his successor.