Date: 12th December 2016 at 12:40pm
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The top bosses from Ferrari, Mercedes and Williams appear to be on a merry-go-round and it has seen some surprise movements.

Last week on stage at the Autosport Awards, Mercedes executive director Paddy Lowe was quoted by as saying: ?I?ve been with Mercedes for 22 years now, either working for them or with them, so I have got no reason to see why that should change. It is going very well.

He was discussing his current contract situation with Mercedes where he added: ‘Toto and I had a discussion that, let?s wait until the end of the season and get that out of the way, and we will take it from there.?

Well it would appear that a lot can happen in a week as Paddy Lowe is now sensationally being tipped with a move to Williams to become the team boss there.

The BBC believe that Lowe is set to be replaced at Mercedes by former Ferrari technical director James Allison.

The deals however are not straight forward.

Allison left Ferrari in July and as a highly-regarded aerodynamics expert, it’s likely that Allison could well be unable to officially join a rival team until the 12 months has elapsed following his departure from the team.

Lowe would also have to serve some form of notice period, potentially also preventing him from joining Williams until half way through next season.