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Tim Goss replaces Paddy Lowe at McLaren

by Niharika Ghorpade Posted on February 26, 2013 15:14 IST 609 Views

McLaren declared Director of Engineering Tim Goss as a replacement of Paddy Lowe as the Technical Director of the team with immediate effect


Tim Goss Technical Director McLaren



The Woking-based team, McLaren has finally confirmed that Paddy Lowe will no more be the Technical Director of the team. Lowe will now be replaced by Tim Goss who was formerly the Director of Engineering and has been working with McLaren since 1990. 


Lowe’s absence from the launch of the MP4-28 had lead to speculation of a possible move to Mercedes team. However, Team Principal Martin Whitmarsh confirmed saying “Paddy will be performing a different role within McLaren until the end of the year. He's been a good and successful F1 technical director, and we wish him well when he embarks on a fresh challenge in 2014.”


After Lewis Hamilton’s departure from McLaren, this will be the second big switch from McLaren. Lowe’s move to Mercedes has not been announced or confirmed yet but Whitmarsh did confirm that Lowe will be leaving the Woking based team by the end of 2013. 



Tim Goss and Paddy Lowe, McLaren



On his new role as Technical Director Goss said, “I'm delighted to have been offered the technical directorship of Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - one of the most prestigious positions in global sport - and I'm greatly looking forward to making a significant contribution to Vodafone McLaren Mercedes' ongoing success in that role.”


Goss has played an important part in making crucial technical and engineering contributions towards five out of the 12 drivers’ World Championships won by McLaren. He has also been the principle definer and developer for McLaren’s F1 car design functions for more than five years. 


Apart from Lowe joining Mercedes at the end of the year, there have been speculations that Ross Brawn is expected to leave Mercedes after Lowe is recruited into the team. 


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