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Goss replaces Lowe as McLaren technical director 25 Feb 2013

Tim Goss (GBR), McLaren engineering director. McLaren MP4-26 Launch, Kaisersaal, Berlin, Germany, 4 February 2011. Paddy Lowe (GBR) McLaren Technical Director in the Press Conference.
Formula One World Championship, Rd12, Belgian Grand Prix, Practice, Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, Friday, 31 August 2012

McLaren have announced that Tim Goss, formerly the team's director of engineering, is to replace Paddy Lowe as technical director with immediate effect.

Goss, who joined McLaren in 1990, said: "I'm delighted to have been offered the technical directorship of Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - one of the most prestigious positions in global sport - and I'm greatly looking forward to making a significant contribution to Vodafone McLaren Mercedes' ongoing success in that role.

"As before, I'll be leading our car design operations, while continuing the process of evolving and improving our technical and engineering function in collaboration with Martin [Whitmarsh], Jonathan [Neale], Sam [Michael], Neil [Oatley] and the rest of Vodafone McLaren Mercedes' hugely experienced technical and engineering team."

Team principal Martin Whitmarsh added: "I'd like to offer my congratulations to Tim on his new position, which, after more than 20 years of exceptional service for McLaren, he richly deserves.

"His quiet and unassuming persona conceals a fierce competitiveness and a wealth of experience, coupled to an unrivalled level of expertise in the field of Formula One car design and engineering.

"In line with what Tim has said, I firmly believe that our technical and engineering team is the best in the F1 business, and that its strength in depth has always been and will continue to be an important element of our on-track success."

Whitmarsh confirmed that Lowe will leave the Woking-based team at the end of 2013. It follows recent press speculation linking him with a move to Mercedes.

"Paddy will be performing a different role within McLaren until the end of the year,” he said. “He's been a good and successful F1 technical director, and we wish him well when he embarks on a fresh challenge in 2014."

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