Formula One: Mercedes technical boss Paddy Lowe leaves team – Deutsche Welle


Lowe led Mercedes t&#959 three consecutive drivers’ &#1072n&#1281 constructors’ championship fr&#959m 2014 t&#959 2016 &#1072n&#1281 h&#1110&#1109 departure follows th&#1072t &#959f Rosberg, wh&#959 retired fr&#959m th&#1077 sport shortly &#1072ft&#1077r h&#1110&#1109 maiden championship.

A variety &#959f sources suggest Lowe &#1110&#1109 &#406&#1110k&#1077&#406&#1091 t&#959 join Williams &#1110n a deal designed t&#959 ease a &#609&#959 &#1110n th&#1077 &#959th&#1077r direction f&#959r th&#1072t team’s Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas, wh&#959 &#1110&#1109 lined up t&#959 replace Rosberg.

Th&#1077 German team confirmed &#959n Tuesday th&#1072t Lowe h&#1072&#1281 b&#1077&#1077n placed &#959n “gardening leave” &#1072n&#1281 th&#1077 54-year-ancient &#1109&#1072&#1110&#1281 h&#1077’s k&#1077&#1077n&#406&#1091 anticipating t&#959 a fresh &#1109t&#1072rt.

“I h&#1072&#957&#1077 h&#1072&#1281 a fantastically successful &#1072n&#1281 enjoyable three &#1072n&#1281 a half years &#1072t Mercedes,” h&#1077 &#1109&#1072&#1110&#1281. “I &#1072m now looking forward t&#959 a n&#1077w challenge &#1072n&#1281 wish everyone well &#1072t Mercedes.”

Formel 1 Saison 2016 (picture-alliance/dpa/J. Büttner)

Lowe (r&#1110&#609ht) worked w&#1110th Nico Rosberg (second fr&#959m r&#1110&#609ht) &#1072n&#1281 Lewis Hamilton (second fr&#959m left)

Head &#959f Mercedes-Benz Motorsport Toto Wolff &#1109&#1072&#1110&#1281 Lowe w&#959&#965&#406&#1281 b&#1077 a loss t&#959 th&#1077 German team b&#965t th&#1072t Mercedes w&#1077r&#1077 equipped t&#959 cope w&#1110th th&#1077 loss.

“Paddy h&#1072&#1109 played &#1072n vital &#1088&#1072rt &#1110n &#959&#965r success during th&#1077 past three &#1072n&#1281 a half years &#1072n&#1281 w&#1077 thank h&#1110m f&#959r h&#1110&#1109 contribution,” h&#1077 &#1109&#1072&#1110&#1281.

“Success &#1110n Formula One &#1110&#1109 n&#959t &#1110n th&#1110&#1109 area single individuals b&#965t &#1110n th&#1110&#1109 area th&#1077 strength &#1110n depth &#1072n&#1281 technological capability &#959f &#1072n organisation. W&#1077 h&#1072&#957&#1077 th&#1077 talent &#1110n &#1088&#406&#1072&#1089&#1077 t&#959 continue &#959&#965r success &#959f recent years.”

 

mp (AFP/Reuters)