Mercedes F1 Shocker: Paddy Lowe Headed For Williams
Just a couple of weeks after the shocking retirement of Mercedes F1 driver Nico Rosberg, the team has been hit with another huge blow: the rumored departure of technical chief Paddy Lowe.
According to sources of motorsport.com, Lowe, whose contract ends on December 31, has agreed to move to Williams.
.. it emerged this week that the intensity of the negotiations had ramped up after a rival team had made a serious bid to lure Lowe away.
According to sources with good knowledge of the situation, that team is Williams – which is looking to bounce back from a disappointing 2016 campaign, where it dropped to fifth place in the constructors’ championship battle.
Although there has been no official confirmation from either team on the situation, it is understood that Lowe has indicated that he will accept what Williams has to offer.
Wow! Two high-profile losses for Mercedes. I hope this doesn’t affect the team’s chances next season that much. I want Lewis Hamilton to win another championship. Looks like it’s going to be an interesting season next year.