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McLaren lose two top management names ahead of 2017 launch // Capito and Redding part company with the team

Published by Christine Blachford

McLaren lose two top management names ahead of 2017 launch
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The McLaren team have confirmed that two of their senior management have departed with just a couple of weeks to go before the launch of the 2017 car. Chief Executive Officer Jost Capito has parted company with the team, ending speculation that he would be following Ron Dennis out the door. Dennis signed him to the squad midway through the 2016 season, but he’s on his way already, with the team statement saying: “Regrettably, we have not been able to find common ground with Jost with regard to what is and will be needed to make the team successful again. As a result, we have agreed that he will leave McLaren Racing and will now consider other opportunities.”

It has also emerged that team manager Dave Redding, who has been with McLaren for 17 years, is heading straight into the welcoming arms of Williams. The team said: “We can confirm David Redding is leaving McLaren Racing, he will be replaced by Paul James, who will become team manager, with a focus on the operational and managerial nature of the role.”