McLaren appoint Andreas Seidl as new boss

10-01-2019 11:13
by Bobby Vincent
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McLaren appoint Andreas Seidl as new boss

McLaren have appointed German Andreas Seidl as the new boss of their Formula 1 team.

Seidl has been appointed in the new role of managing director, in the latest change of McLaren's ever-changing management team, aiming to shoot the Woking-based side back up the grid somehow.

The 46-year-old has experience with Porsche's World Endurance Championship team, where he was also boss.

CEO Zak Brown has confirmed Seidl will join the team "during 2019" but refused to reveal any exact dates.

Brown believes Seidl is a "highly capable leader with a track record of success".

"It is another important step in our F1 performance recovery plan and long-term commitment to F1," Brown added. 

Seidl also wored in F1 for BMW from 2000-09, but he does not yet have a specific date because McLaren need to agree on a time with Porsche when it is acceptable for the German to leave his current post.

"This is an enormous privilege and challenge," he said. "To have an opportunity to contribute to the McLaren legacy is extremely special and inspiring. McLaren has the vision, leadership and experience but, most importantly, the people to return to the front, and that will be my absolute focus and mission."

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