F1 » Lowe to join Mercedes at end of year - report

“Paddy Lowe's rumoured move to Mercedes is a done deal,” claims The Guardian

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February 25, 2013 10:17 PM

In both cases the decision (a stand) was taken by mclaren before minds had a chance to be made up.
As to “the highest paid driver!!!” as far as I know he was asked to take a pay cut if he wanted to stay.


February 26, 2013 7:31 AM

It is a well documented FACT that Lulu was offered a reduced package to stay with McLaren.
Quite funny how that's just incomprehensible to some people so they pretend it didn't happen. A bit like pretending that he's the fastest in F1 and the highest paid, no truth behind either claim but why let the truth get in the way of your fantasies?

mclarenmp423 - Unregistered

February 26, 2013 8:57 AM

Sunny, yes Mclaren did offer Lewis a reduced wage for his new contract and that was well documented. But when he refused the offer was raised three times.

I have read many articles where Whitmarsh has said " we made Lewis an offer that would have made him the highest paid in F1" and i'm sure if you wanted you you would find countless articles with that story, But what confirmed it for me was the interview on Sky where Natalie Pinkham visited Mclaren Technologies in Woking over the Christmas period and in asking Whitmarsh " what is life like without Lewis" in which he replies " it was Lewis's decision to leave as we had made him an offer that would have made him the highest paid in Formulae one". You cant get it anymore ac curate than that watching the man stating what as been documented .I no the dislikers will find it hard but Lewis walked away from Mclaren even though being made an higher offer from the one in which they started , as Brundell and Hill has said they never expecte

mclarenmp423 - Unregistered

February 26, 2013 9:13 AM


expected Lewis to leave Mclaren.

The good thing about Sky is that is that nothing is hear say as they interview the personalities who tells their story.

I f not for Sky i wouldn't have known that Emerson Fittipaldi left Lotus because of Chapman and Ronnie Peters renegading on thier plan for Ronnie to move over in one of the races as Emerson had a chance of becoming WDC at Watkins Glen, his words.

And if not for Sky i would not have known that Alan Jones was stitched up by Enzo Ferrari who he had signed a contract with only to find out by phone his services were no longer required this before the start of the F1 season, AJ words.


February 26, 2013 10:24 AM

rgt (for it is he!) you have it wrong again. whitmarsh stated that lulu was offered an amount that was the highest amount of the current driver MARKET! that is a hell of a lot different. alonso is by far and away the highest psid driver, and lulu was not offered anywhere near what ferdi is getting.

further, vettel has a lower basic but his wins provide bonuses which after his run of successes, gives him an income equal to ferdi.

dont let your blind devotion to lulu, close your eyes to fact.


February 26, 2013 12:37 PM

Richard, no real facts in your post at ALL. GIve me real numbers instead of the bull you just spewed. That goes for Sunny and Taipan as well. Yapping about well documented and pay cuts. Not one real number mentioned. You guys talk like men with paper a holes.


February 26, 2013 1:08 PM

rob. i am too disinterested in lulu , to bother going back to various press releases etc. remember when dennis said lulu would have to take a pay cut? and then finally stated that he matched mercs offer. and lulu stated that he did not move for the money.

now, please show me where dennis or whitmarsh actually stated what they offered lulu. the only statement was about matching merc. nothing more.


February 26, 2013 1:25 PM

Richard, i don't PRETEND to know the details of any drivers contract. And neither should anyone on these boards. As for an interest in Lewis you are sure in the top percentile of people in the world iwho actively post on any Lewis subject DAILY. So lets not fib.


February 26, 2013 2:12 PM

rob. i only do it to get back at the lulu lovers! it is great fun winding them up! however, you well know that i only post FACTS, so if i m writing about your lulu, it is only FACTS that i bring to your attention. you and others might not like it, but you cannot change facts.

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