Head of Mercedes Benz Motorsport Toto Wolff issued the following statement on Tuesday evening following the departure of the Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team’s Executive Director (Technical) Paddy Lowe:
Paddy has played an important part in our success during the past three and a half years and we thank him for his contribution to this significant chapter in Mercedes’ motorsport history.
“Success in Formula One is not about single individuals but about the strength in depth and technical capability of an organisation.
“We have the talent in place to continue our success of recent years and we plan to build upon it in 2017 and beyond.
Paddy Lowe who joined the team from McLaren in 2013 commented by saying:
I have had a fantastically successful and enjoyable three and a half years at Mercedes working with an incredible team of people.
“I am now looking forward to a new challenge and wish everyone well at Mercedes.
Mercedes have confirmed that their technical team of Aldo Costa, (Engineering Director), Mark Elis, (Performance Director), Rob Thomas, (Chief Operating Officer) and Geoff Willis, (Technology Director) remain in place.
They will announce further details in due course.