Breaking News McLaren appoint ex-Porsche boss Seidl to run F1 team - Formula 1
Formula1.com - Thu 10 Jan 15:05 GMT

Breaking News McLaren appoint ex-Porsche boss Seidl to run F1 team - Formula 1

A huge 2019 season awaits for McLaren. Not only will they have a new-look line-up leading their bid to return to their F1 heydays, but they’ll also have a new chief after confirmation that Andreas Seidl has been appointed as Managing Director…

  A huge 2019 season is on the horizon for McLaren.

  Not only will they have a new-look driver line-up as they bid to climb back towards the front of the grid, but the iconic British squad now have a new chief after confirmation that Andreas Seidl has been appointed as Managing Director of their F1 team… Seidl, whose announcment comes just days after historic rivals Ferrari announced their own senior management changes, will arrive with some pedigree, having overseen Porsche's recent LMP1 successes in the World Endurance Championship and in the Le Mans 24 Hours.

  He will report to McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown in a newly-created role at the Woking outfit which will see him take responsibility for all aspects of the team’s F1 racing programme.

  Seidl is familiar with the F1 paddock, having worked at BMW Motorsport from 2000 and 2006, then at BMW Sauber as head of track operations until 2009.

  “This is an enormous privilege and challenge, which I am ready for and committed to, said Seidl, who boast plenty of F1 experience, having worked at BMW Motorsport from 2000 and 2006, then at BMW Sauber as head of track operations until 2009.