Paddy Lowe says early weeks at Mercedes spent helping out in any way and area he can

Team's new engineering chief says no specific focus for him yet

By James Galloway.   Last Updated: 05/07/13 5:52pm

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New Mercedes recruit Paddy Lowe says his early weeks at the Brackley team have been spent "looking all round" to see where he can lend his help and experience.

The former McLaren Technical Director officially began work at Mercedes at the start of last month in his new role of Executive Director (Technical) and made his first race appearance in his new team's colours at Silverstone last week.

Appearing in Friday's technical chiefs' press conference at the Nurburgring, Lowe explained that he was getting a feel for his new surroundings and supporting Mercedes' existing management and technical structure.

"I've only just arrived and at the moment I'm just trying to find my feet, trying to get to know the company," he said.

"A lot of people to get to know and get to know how they work. I'll be supporting Ross [Brawn] and Toto [Wolff], and also the technical team - Bob [Bell], Aldo [Costa] and Geoff [Willis].

"At the moment I'm looking all around to see how I can help."

Although some reports had suggested Lowe had immediately been thrust into work purely on the existing W04 car, the highly-regarded engineer insisted he had no specific remit at the moment.

"I'm looking at the very short-term, as well as into next year, and how the organisation is structured as well," he added.

"Wherever I can help immediately I am, but there's no particular focus."

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