London: Lewis Hamilton will be reunited with Paddy Lowe sooner than expected after Mercedes announced on Monday that the former McLaren technical head was joining their Formula One team next month.
Mercedes said in a statement that the Briton had been appointed executive director (technical) and would start on June 3 - the week of the Canadian Grand Prix - after agreement was reached with McLaren for him to be released from the remaining seven months of his contract.
Lowe will work closely with team principal Ross Brawn, the man he could one day replace, who retains overall responsibility for technical and sporting matters.
McLaren had already put Lowe on 'gardening leave', removing him from sensitive work, with Tim Goss being promoted to the role of technical director. They announced last week that they would switch from Mercedes engines to Honda in 2015....more
06:57 PM, May 20, 2013
Brackley: Former McLaren technical director Paddy Lowe is joining Mercedes after an agreement was struck between the Formula One rivals. Lowe will assume the role of executive director from June 3, with a focus on technical matters, and work alongside team principal Ross Brawn. Mercedes emphasized that Brawn "will retain overall responsibility for technical and sporting matters," countering reports that his position was under threat. And Brawn welcomed Lowe's arrival...
04:09 PM, May 20, 2013