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Williams And Lowe Confirm Immediate Departure

Williams And Lowe Confirm Immediate Departure

Williams and Paddy Lowe have confirmed that he has now officially left his role as chief technical officer with the Formula 1 team.

The 57-year-old had been brought in to the Grove-based outfit in 2017 in the hope that he could help them improve their competitiveness on the back of his work at Mercedes, where he played a part in consecutive title successes in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

However, the Williams car was the slowest in the field in 2018 and it appeared to have deteriorated during pre-season testing which prompted Lowe to take “leave of absence” from his position in March.

And, Lowe has now confirmed that, “after a period of careful reflection, I have reached the decision that I will not return to work at Williams”. Williams also released a statement to confirm that Lowe had stepped down with immediate effect, while deputy team boss Claire Williams said she “understood and respected” his decision.

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