McLaren has rubbished reports Mercedes' technical boss Paddy Lowe is set to leave the reigning world champions and return to Woking.
As his current contract nears an end, Briton Lowe, 54, had been linked with James Allison's old job at Ferrari.
But reports in the Italian press now suggest Lowe could in fact be returning to McLaren, where he worked for two decades until 2013.
A McLaren spokesman told GMM: "We have absolutely no plans to rehire Paddy, since we are entirely satisfied with our current senior engineering management team."
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