Williams Racing has confirmed the signing of Paddy Lowe as a Technical Director, a position left vacant by Pat Symonds at the end of 2016. Lowe, who also left his position at Mercedes in January, will be the head coach of the team of Grove, but also form part of the board of directors and shareholders of the company.
Paddy Lowe began his career with Williams in 1987 as an Engineer of control systems and, after six years, went to McLaren in 1003 after you have developed the suspensions active that carried Nigel Mansell to sweep the year before. In Woking he spent he became Technical Director and, in 2013, Mercedes as he signed to play the role of executive Director the most successful team of the era of hybrid engines.
throughout his 29 years in Formula 1, Lowe has helped to achieve seven titles, drivers’, five constructors and a total of 158 victories. Now, the british engineer you want to become part of a more decisive even, forming part of the direction of Williams. “I’ve Always had a tremendous respect for Williams, my first team in Formula 1. It is a great honor to be back in this position of leadership and have the opportunity of becoming a shareholder. I am extremely motivated to return the team to success. The vision of the future of the policy, Williams is powerful and I have been forced to join an organization committed to building your legacy and getting to the top of Formula 1. I am looking forward to working with Claire (Williams), Mike (O’driscoll), Nick (Rose) and the rest of the team again, especially with Frank (Williams), one of the competitors more engaged than I know!”, said Paddy Lowe.
, Claire Williams showed “delighted to welcome back to the team to Paddy in his role of Technical Director. To have someone of the calibre of Paddy Lowe, is not only a morale booster for everyone in Williams, will also be a significant support in our effort to return the team back to the head of the grill. Our ambition in Williams is to win races and championships, but to achieve this we need the best talent. With Paddy we believe that we have the leader who will lead the change”.
Williams got his last victory in the Grand Prix of Spain 2012 with Pastor Maldonado after seven seasons of drought.