F1 » Lowe secures early McLaren release

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

Sort Comments: Oldest | Newest

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.

Page 1 of 3
1 2 3  »

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.

© 1999 - 2016 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.