• Paddy Lowe

Executive Director (Technical)

After graduating with an engineering degree from Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge, in 1984, Paddy Lowe 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 Formula One 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.

In June 2013, Paddy Lowe was appointed Executive Director (Technical) at the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team – overseeing the team’s adaptation to the Hybrid Formula One revolution from a technical perspective. World Championship success with the Silver Arrows in both 2014 and 2015 added yet more silverware to an already impressive CV.

Career History

Place of Birth: Nairobi, Kenya
Date of Birth: 8 April 1962
Nationality: British
Lives: Oxford, England
2013 Executive Director (Technical), MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS
2011 Technical Director, McLaren
2005 Engineering Director, McLaren
2001 Chief Engineer, Systems Development, McLaren
1993 Head of Research & Development, McLaren
1987 Joint-Head of Electronics, Williams