In a statement earlier today, ROKiT Williams Racing confirmed the departure of their former Chief Technical officer, Paddy Lowe. The Brit had already been on a leave of absence from the team due to personal reasons since early March.
Paddy Lowe said: ‘’After a period of careful reflection, I have reached the decision that I will not return to work at Williams. I wish all my previous colleagues the very best to meet the challenges ahead, which I am sure they will do. I would especially like to thank the Williams fans who are so supportive.”
Claire Williams added: ‘’We understand and respect the decision Paddy has reached and wish him well for the future.’’
After rejoining the team for a second spell in 2017, he oversaw a couple of nightmare car designs for Williams.
2018 proved to be a disaster as they scored a miserable 7 points and comfortably finish at the bottom of the standings in the constructors’ championships.
The start of 2019 was even worse as their challenger was late to hit the track at pre-season testing at the Circuit de Catalunya. They were also forced to modify things on the car before Melbourne after worries about the legality of some parts.
At the moment, Williams sits on 0 points and are the only team who’ve failed to score a point in the 2019 season.