Williams would welcome Lowe

Date published: January 16 2017

After revealing that Valtteri Bottas is very close to securing a drive at Mercedes, Claire Williams added that Paddy Lowe would be a great addition to the Grove-based outfit.

Since the departure of tech boss Pat Symonds, Williams have been strongly linked with Lowe, who recently announced that he is leaving the Silver Arrows after helping them win three World Championships.

"For us the two are separate. We obviously need a technical director now that Pat Symonds has departed the team that come in and put us back to where our ambitions lie at Williams and that is to win races and world championships," she said.

"Of course someone like Paddy now that he is available is going to be appealing to us. He has driven that team to three world championship titles in three consecutive years.

"Of course he would be someone who has at the top of his list, he would be a fantastic addition. He started his career at Williams and what team wouldn’t want someone like Paddy Lowe."

While Lowe is reportedly going to sign for Williams, Mercedes are lining-up former Ferrari man James Allison as his replacement.