Date: 22nd March 2013 at 9:34am
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Chief Executive Officer of Mercedes Nick Fry will leave the team at the end of the month according to reports ahead of the Malaysian Grand Prix.

The German team have been undergoing a management reshuffle since the end of last season.

With Norbert Haug the biggest high profile casualty to-date after he stood down as their motorsport boss.

Mercedes team principal Ross Brawn has also reportedly been on the brink of leaving the team, but thus far he has avoided the chop.

But the departure of Nick Fry is a headline grabbing move despite it being rumoured for sometime. The 56-year-old’s experience within Formula One means that he is likely to remain as a consultant to the team, suggesting as The Guardian reports, that the move was indeed amicable.

Mercedes executive director Toto Wolff who only joined Mercedes in recent months from Williams is expected to fulfil the role.

Mercedes are also yet to confirm that former McLaren Technical Director Paddy Lowe will be joining the team in 2014. Lowe was placed on gardening leave by McLaren for the remainder of this year following reports that Lowe had agreed a deal to move to Mercedes next season.