Paddy Lowe

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Paddy Lowe
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Lowe in November 2014
Born (1962-04-08) 8 April 1962 (age 58)
Nairobi, Kenya
Nationality United Kingdom British
Alma mater Sidney Sussex College
University of Cambridge
Occupation Formula One technical director
Employer Mercedes Formula One
Spouse(s) Anna Danshina

Paddy Lowe (born 8 April 1962) is a British motor racing engineer and Executive Director (Technical) of Mercedes Formula One.

Lowe graduated from Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge in 1984 with a degree in Engineering.

In 1987 he was employed by Williams F1 as joint Head of Electronics.

Lowe moved to McLaren in 1993, when he was employed as Head of Research and Development, a department subsequently renamed Vehicle Technology.[1] He was head of the department for eight years until 2001, when he was appointed Chief Engineer Systems Development, a role focusing on the race programme for the McLaren MP4-20. In May 2005 he assumed the role of Engineering Director, which gave him responsibility for all the engineering departments.[2] In January 2011 Lowe became the team's Technical Director.[3]

Lowe moved to the Mercedes F1 team as Executive Director on 3 June 2013.[4][5]

Lowe has two children from a previous relationship: Noah and Finty, whose photograph with Nico Rosberg (which was "photobombed" by Lewis Hamilton) went viral in 2014.[6] He is currently married to Anna Danshina, former President of the Oxford University Russian Society.


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  4. "Paddy Lowe to join Mercedes early". 2013-05-20. Retrieved 2013-10-24.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "'Brawn not threatened by Lowe's arrival'". 29 June 2013. Retrieved 9 August 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>