F1: McLaren splits with CEO after 5 months over differences

ABS-CBN Sports on Feb 08, 2017 09:58 AM
F1: McLaren splits with CEO after 5 months over differences
FILE - In this Wednesday, June 3, 2015 file photo, the logo of a McLaren F1 Supercar is seen at Sotheby's in New York. The McLaren Formula One team is breaking with past tradition to rename its car for the new season ahead. McLaren has raced with the MP4 tag since 1981 but this season the car will be renamed MCL, it was announced Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, file)

LONDON (AP) — McLaren has parted company with Jost Capito just five months after joining as its chief executive over a clash over plans for the Formula One team.

McLaren announced Capito's departure on Tuesday, citing an inability to find "common ground needed to make the team successful again."

The 58-year-old German was hired by McLaren's former long-standing chairman Ron Dennis and started work only in September.

But his position with the team appeared vulnerable after Dennis was placed on leave in November and replaced by Zak Brown, an American who joined as executive director.

Brown and chief operating officer Jonathan Neale have been placed in charge of the day-to-day running of the team, which finished sixth in last year's constructors' championship.

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