McLaren to Let F1 Boss ‘Capito’ Go after 4 Months

تم نشره في Mon 19 December / Dec 2016. 01:00 AM
  • Jost Capito (centre) won three World Rally Championships with Volkswagen.

McLaren are set to part company with their new Formula 1 boss Jost Capito less than four months after the German joined the company.

The 58-year-old started in his role as chief executive officer of McLaren Racing in September, having been recruited by Chairman Ron Dennis.

But Dennis is on gardening leave pending the end of his deal next month.

And Capito, too is now on his way out, having been viewed as Dennis's man, BBC Sport has learned.

Capito is still an employee but is no longer working day-to-day for the company.

When asked about this situation, a spokesman said: "I'm not going to talk about that."

Capito was unavailable for comment.

The move follows the recruitment in November of leading F1 commercial expert Zak Brown as McLaren's new executive director.

Brown and chief operating officer Jonathan Neale have been tasked with running the McLaren Group on a day-to-day basis.