Paddy Lowe

Executive Director (Technical)

Paddy Lowe has been Executive Director (Technical) at MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS since June 2013. After graduating with an engineering degree from Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge in 1984, he has worked in various capacities in Formula One since 1987.

Paddy’s first experience in the premier class of motor racing came as Joint-Head of Electronics during a six-year stint with the Williams team; overseeing the Active Suspension project which helped Nigel Mansell to the 1992 World Drivers’ Championship.  

In 1993, Paddy moved to McLaren where he steadily worked his way up through the hierarchy during the ensuing two decades. Heading up the research and development department of the Woking-based outfit over an eight-year period, Paddy oversaw various innovative control system projects in addition to laying the groundwork for the simulator facility.

Having been appointed Chief Engineer, Systems Development in 2001, Paddy then held the position of Engineering Director from 2005 to 2011; playing a key role in Lewis Hamilton’s 2008 World Championship success before his promotion to Technical Director in January 2011.

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