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Lowe denies Ferrari rumors

For a few days now, the hot rumor has been circulating in Formula 1 that Paddy Lowe 2017 could switch to Ferrari. The Mercedes Chief of Technology is considered one of the key figures behind the current successes of the silver arrows and, from Ferrari’s point of view, would hit two birds with one stone: on the one hand, strengthening his own technical team, But before the Singapore Grand Prix, the 54-year-old denies the rumors originally started by the newspaper’La Stampa’: I don’t talk to Ferrari and they don’t talk to me either,”he says to’Auto Image Motorsport’.” I’m happy where I am. I work for a great team and great people, I’m good with Toto Wolff. There is no reason for me to change.”

According to the media reports, however, his young wife Anna would be very happy to move to Italy, and that Ferrari has been looking for reinforcements since James Allison left, is no secret –even though Chief Sergio Marchionne last indicated, that the technical department should be strengthened mainly from its own ranks. With a new approach like Lowe one would probably make an exception.

Sebastian Vettel apparently knows nothing about alleged conversations (“Is this the latest rumor now?”), but makes it clear: “People of Paddy Lowe caliber should not be underestimated and never excluded. When such a person is available, one must always think about it,”he finds. But: “As far as I know, he’s not”and that’s not an option.”At least not before 2017, so you mumble in professional circles…