Finally, all is set for Paddy Lowe to join the F1 team of Mercedes-Benz. In a recent report by BBC Sport, the McLaren technical director has been granted an early release by his team. That means, he will start his new job at Mercedes in June 3 this year which is 6 months earlier than what was anticipated by everyone. In a statement by Mercedes, Lowe will work hand-in-hand with the team principal, Ross Brawn. The company also explained that Brawn will resume all his work with the sporting and technical matters to clear out the speculations that Lowe might be replacing him.
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Okay, so the rumors ignited by BBC’s F1 analyst Eddie Jordan were true. Paddy Lowe is already set to jump ship to the Mercedes Team. My compliments to Toto Wolff and Niki Lauda for playing down the rumors by the way. Although many already saw it coming, everyone is still surprised when it was finally announced. But as the smoke finally cleared and the rumors are confirmed now, F1 and Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts cannot help but ask where does that leave Ross Brawn? Lauda and Wolff assured fans that Brawn will still remain in the team, like what they always did in previews interviews. However, BBC’s inside sources say that Brawn… Continue Reading »
According to sources, McLaren F1 technical director Paddy Lowe will not be joining the team at the 2013 season opener on March 17 at the Australian Grand Prix. What’s more, he is set to join the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team once his contract with McLaren expires at the end of the year. This casts more doubt on the future of current Mercedes team principal Ross Brawn, who had stated that Lowe won’t be on the team while Brawn remains at the helm. Then again, it’s not a given that Lowe’s move is going to make Brawn leave. New motorsport director Toto Wolff could be working some magic behind the… Continue Reading »
After Lewis Hamilton, Toto Wolff and Niki Lauda’s move to the Mercedes-Benz team, rumors centering on another big name jumping ship like Paddy Lowe started. This ignited speculations about Ross Brawn getting edged out from his position. Despite the rumors, Brawn stayed with the the group and he strongly asserted his position as the team principal. He stated that he is very settled and he has no problems with the team, especially with the new entrants (Wolff and Lauda). Director Wolff confirmed Brawn’s statement by saying that he and Lauda will only be taking the back seat as it is Brawn’s duty to call the shots in the circuit. He… Continue Reading »
Team Mercedes-Benz has definitely made plenty of noise in the sporting world lately. It started with the retirement of Michael Schumacher from the team. Then, the acquisition of the group of big names such as Lewis Hamilton, Niki Lauda and Toto Wolff made it to the top headlines. Controversies further made them subjects in the television and various news sites. So, if you are among the fans out there who are looking for more information about the hottest topics surrounding the team, check out the facts that we acquired from the interview conducted by Formula 1 with Ross Brawn and Toto Wolff. The Change in Management Brawn commented that this… Continue Reading »
As of late, news about Formula One, McLaren and Mercedes-Benz center on Paddy Lowe. Even the social media are going into a frenzy about his rumored jump to the Mercedes-Benz team. Despite all the noise, McLaren was quiet about this matter. However, this didn’t deter us from doing our research on the side of McLaren. So read on to see what we found out. According to Spain’s El Confidencial, McLaren is working hard to prevent Mercedes-Benz from luring Lowe into their Formula 1 team. Other sources also leaked that McLaren offered to give him a raise in his salary if he decides to stay. In any case, McLaren is definitely… Continue Reading »
“There is a great spirit here. The guys seem hungrier than any group of people I’ve seen before. They seem seriously hungry to win and excited they have another shot at it this year,” said Lewis Hamilton in his statement to Reuters. “Every year there was always a great atmosphere at McLaren. But it’s a different environment to come to and a different feeling because it’s new and fresh. The guys seem to be just as on it if not more,” added Mercedes’ new team driver. The statement was in response to the issues circulating in the media concerning their team. Apparently, it was rumored that they are experiencing some… Continue Reading »