Seidl move part of McLaren's five-year plan to return to winning ways | Formula 1® - Formula 1
Formula1.com - Thu 10 Jan 18:37 GMT

Seidl move part of McLaren's five-year plan to return to winning ways | Formula 1® - Formula 1

Six seasons without a win. It’s been a painful period for McLaren. But they have taken hope from an improved finish in the constructors’ championship last term and now their CEO Zak Brown has mapped out a five-year plan he hopes can help them return to winnin…

  But they have taken hope from an improved finish in the constructors’ championship last term and now their CEO Zak Brown has mapped out a five-year plan he hopes can help them return to winning ways… Change has been sweeping through the halls of the McLaren Technology Centre at Woking for more than 12 months now, with Brown reshaping the team across the board in a bid to return to their world championship-winning glory days.

  The latest step in that plan was revealed on Thursday, with McLaren appointing ex-Porsche World Endurance Championship chief Andreas Seidl as Managing Director of the racing team, responsible for the team's race programme and operations.

  You have to go back to 2008 for their last drivers’ championship win, to 1998 for their last constructors’ triumph.

  Their last win came back in 2012, at the season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix.

  “I have just presented a five-year plan and within that plan, we think we have a journey to get back to winning races, and then once you’re winning races, you’re competing for the championship,” said Brown, who was speaking to a small group of media just before Christmas.