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Williams technical chief Lowe takes "leave of absence" from team

09 March, 2019, 00:37 | Author: Lula Armstrong
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As Williams technical boss, Paddy Lowe, takes a leave of absence, it is understood questions have been raised over the legality of a number of components on the team's 2019 contender which need to be resolved before next week's season opener in Melbourne.

Williams finished with only seven points last season, kept off the bottom of the constructors' championship only by the former Force India team, who were stripped of all points won before their takeover.

Russell conceded that Williams is now Formula 1's slowest team while Kubica revealed that he had completed only 20 per cent of his ideal pre-season programme.

After Williams missed the first two days of testing due to delays in getting the auto ready, Paddy Lowe has taken leave for personal reasons.

But delays in readying its FW42 meant the team did not participate in pre-season testing until the afternoon of the third day.

Two years ago, Paddy Lowe was the messiah for Williams.

Lowe joined Williams in 2017 from champions Mercedes but last year's vehicle, the first under his supervision, proved ill-handling and uncompetitive.

That increased expectations for the FW42 but also raised the significance of the vehicle in terms of the competence of Williams's new senior structure. It is unclear relating to his long-term future at the team or whether someone will fill his position for the time being.

The 2019 Formula 1 season is just over one week away with the opening race of the season taking place at the Australian Grand Prix on March 17.



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