McLaren F1 has lost another key player in their infrastructure with confirmation tonight that chief executive, Jost Capito, has left his role after failing to ‘find common ground’ with the Woking based squad.
Capito only joined the team in September after being lured from VW by then Chairman, Ron Dennis, however when Dennis was outed from his role a few months back, it was only a matter of time before Capito left as well.
"Jost Capito joined McLaren after four successful years at VW Motorsport, with a strong commitment to bringing success back to McLaren," Sky sports quoted a McLaren team spokesman as saying. "He wanted to build again a winning team and fully focus on making the McLaren Formula 1 car competitive, with the aim of winning World Championships in coming years."
"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. We wish him success in his future endeavours."
At this stage there is no news on who will be replacing the 58 year old ahead of the upcoming 2017 Formula One season.