McLaren has put Zak Brown in charge of its racing arm following a restructuring at the team.
Brown has been appointed as CEO of McLaren Racing. He joined the Woking outfit as executive director of its Technology Group in 2016 and is also the non-executive chairman of Motorsport Network.
Eric Boullier, who has been racing director at the team since 2014, will report to Brown.
McLaren Racing is one of three divisions in the McLaren Group under its new structure, alongside Automotive and Applied Technologies. Jonathan Neale has become chief operating officer of the McLaren Group while Mike Flewitt remains as CEO of McLaren Automotive. The company is seeking a CEO for McLaren Applied Technologies
Sheikh Mohammed bin Essa Al Khalifa, who remains on the group’s executive committee with Mansour Ojjeh, said the company “has been focused on structuring and positioning McLaren for growth.”
“These latest developments are a natural consequence of that work and are designed to bring greater simplicity and clarity to the structure and leadership of the group.”
McLaren finished ninth, second to last, in the 2017 constructors’ championship and severed its ties with power unit supplier Honda at the end of the season. Two races into its new engine customer deal with Renault it lies third in the points, though the team admitted disappointment with its performance in Bahrain where it was beaten by one of Honda-powered Toro Rossos.
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