GP2 » Lowe secures early McLaren release


Paddy Lowe to leave McLaren early to take up new role with Mercedes on 3 June

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oldtimer - Unregistered

May 20, 2013 1:04 PM

The normal reason for not letting staff go early is to prevent them passing on vital knowledge but I can't see any problem in this case as if the imput he put into this years's Mclaren helped cause it to be the failure it is Mercedes are hardly going to want to copy it are they.

ed - Unregistered

May 20, 2013 1:28 PM

Can't help but lol..

Ex Honda, present Mercedes, slowly turning into McLaren.. with McLaren's top drivers and director

McLaren, on the other hand, is slowly turning into Honda..
with Honda's ex driver and engine. :-)

Was it a coincidence that the moment Brawn bolted on the Mercedes engine after Honda withdrew, their car's performance was outstanding (notwithstanding the unlimited resources and the double diffuser)

rob01 - Unregistered

May 20, 2013 1:37 PM

The early release was probably part of the engine deal for next year. McLaren will be kissing backside until the Honda comes aboard or they will be left out in the cold.

prof-x - Unregistered

May 20, 2013 9:18 PM

The Mercedes isnt eating up it's tire, its not working them at the right temperatures. If McLaren pushed their cars as fast as Lewis, they would look even worse off with their tires. Pahhhleeeeeease.

ab - Unregistered

May 20, 2013 10:55 PM

i agree with rob01. mclaren's engine contract expires this year leaving them with a gap to honda engines in 2015. it was mighty generous of mercedes to give them a year to evaluate the competition engine. it seems like a win-win. i can't help but feel that this helped the negotiations along.

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