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McLaren welcome Jost Capito to top role alongside Jonathan Neale // Reshuffles at the head of the racing team aim for a better year

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McLaren welcome Jost Capito to top role alongside Jonathan Neale
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McLaren have finally made progress in relieving Jonathan Neale of what was supposed to be a temporary assignment as Chief Executive Officer of McLaren Racing. Now, Neale can concentrate on his new role as Chief Operating Officer of McLaren Technology Group, thanks to the appointment of Jost Capito in the CEO role.

Jost comes from Volkswagen as their Director of Motorsport, and he will be supported by Éric Boullier who remains as Racing Director.

Ron Dennis speaks very highly of the incoming Jost, whose start date has not yet been confirmed, saying: “He is an extremely impressive, competitive and ambitious individual, who comes to us with a very wide range of automotive and motorsport experience… he is hugely knowledgeable and infectiously passionate.”

It will be a baptism of fire for Jost, arriving at such a difficult time for McLaren, but Boullier thinks it will all be fine, saying: “In some way, the bad will be good for McLaren because it brought humility.”