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New Managing Director For McLaren Racing
January 10, 2019
McLaren Racing has appointed Andreas Seidl as managing director of its Formula 1 team. Seidl will report to McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown and will be responsible for all aspects of the team’s F1 racing program.
New Managing Director For McLaren Racing

McLaren Racing has appointed Andreas Seidl as managing director of its Formula 1 team. Seidl will report to McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown and will be responsible for all aspects of the team’s F1 racing program.

“Andreas is a highly capable leader with a track record of success in everything he has been involved with, and I look forward to working with him,” Brown said.

The move is the latest step in the team’s F1 performance recovery plan and restructure, and part of McLaren Racing’s long-term strategy to return to F1 success, according to the company.

Seidl will join the team during 2019 and comes to McLaren from his position as Porsche LMP1 team principal. This will mark a return to Formula 1 for Seidl, who worked at BMW Motorsport from 2000 and 2006, then at BMW Sauber as head of track operations until 2009. He graduated from the Technical University in Munich with a diploma in Mechanical Engineering.

“This is an enormous privilege and challenge, which I am ready for and committed to. To have an opportunity to contribute to the McLaren legacy is extremely special and inspiring,” Seidl said.

For more information, visit the McLaren F1 team website here.