Frontpage   |   Twitter   |   Photos   |   Game   |   Standings Monday 16 January 2017
 
Tuesday 10 January at 07:35
Lowe could become Williams boss - report
Font size:
Tuesday 10 January at 07:35 : Jan.10 (GMM) Paddy Lowe could leave his role as Mercedes' technical boss in order to become the overall chief at Williams.

That is the claim of Germany's Auto Motor und Sport, explaining that the Briton's next move could be intricately tied up in negotiations to free Valtteri Bottas from his Williams contract to join the reigning champions.

Correspondent Michael Schmidt said the transaction is not quite as simple as earlier thought, involving bringing Felipe Massa back out of retirement and moving Bottas to Mercedes.

He reports that Mercedes and Williams are yet to agree a compensation amount for the Bottas deal.

"Mercedes has made it clear to Williams that they are not willing to pay any sum," Schmidt said.

So it's here that the Paddy Lowe factor could come into play, amid reports the Briton could become Williams' new team boss. But he remains under contract at Mercedes until May.

"We hear that Lowe will not take the position of technical director (at Williams), but that of team boss," said Schmidt.

"Claire Williams would then take over from her father. Supposedly, Lowe also wants team shares," the Auto Motor und Sport correspondent added.

But if the Lowe deal does not work out, the Williams-Mercedes deal regarding Bottas may also falter.

If that happens, Pascal Wehrlein's expected move to Sauber will be halted.

"Mercedes decided not to take a chance with its young drivers," former F1 driver Vitaly Petrov told Russian radio Sport FM.

"They had the option with Pascal Wehrlein, but why they did not take the risk, no one knows.

"But Valtteri Bottas is a good option for the team. It will not be easy to fight with (Lewis) Hamilton, and if the cars had remained the same it would be even harder.

"But with the new regulations, a new car, Bottas has a good chance of performing on par with Lewis," Petrov added.
RELATED NEWS ITEMS
11-01 Williams not commenting on team shakeup
12-12 Williams not commenting on Bottas reports
29-11 Williams must not lose Rob Smedley - boss
21-11 Stroll test programme 'unprecedented' - Williams
11-11 Petrobras to leave Williams - report
11-11 Stroll gives Williams financial boost - Bottas
04-11 Frank Williams out of hospital
 
NEXT RACE 26 March 2017
Grand Prix of Australia (5,303 m)
Melbourne, Albert Park Circuit
Last Winner: Nico Rosberg
TV schedule
Friday - practice 1
12:30 - 14:00

Friday - practice 2
16:30 - 18:00

Saturday - practice 3
14:00 - 15:00

Saturday - qualification
17:00 - 18:00

Sunday - race
16:00

Friday - practice 1

Friday - practice 2

Saturday - practice 3

Saturday - qualification

Sunday - race

STANDINGS 2016
Driver championship
1.Rosberg385
2.Hamilton380
3.Ricciardo256
Constructors championship
1.Mercedes765
2.Red Bull468
3.Ferrari398
FACEBOOK
TWITTER
www.ReserveDeler24.CO.NO
autoverzekering - Pricewise
 
RECENT PHOTO'S
RInus Veekay, Adrenaline Control Adrenaline Control Adrenaline Control Adrenaline Control Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, Brazilian GP 2016 sunday Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull, Brazilian GP 2016 sunday Felipe Massa, Williams, Brazilian GP 2016 sunday Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg, Max Verstappen, Brazilian GP 2016 sunday
Williams, Brazilian GP 2016 sunday Jenson Button, McLaren, Brazilian GP 2016 sunday Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes GP, Brazilian GP 2016 sunday Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes GP, Brazilian GP 2016 sunday Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes GP, Brazilian GP 2016 sunday Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes GP, Brazilian GP 2016 sunday Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Brazilian GP 2016 sunday Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Brazilian GP 2016 sunday
Copyright ©2017 Onestopstrategy.com   |   Powered by PGL Media About us    |    Contact    |    Advertising    |    Vacancies    |    Privacy Statement