Capito closes in on McLaren switch

Date published: August 21 2016

Jost Capito could officially join McLaren in the coming weeks, or even days, after announcing that this weekend’s Rally Germany would be his last event with VW.

It was confirmed earlier this year that the Volkswagen Motorsport director would be swapping rallying for Formula 1 having signed with McLaren.

Capito, though, first had to see out his VW contract.

With that expiring at the end of August and no more rally events between Germany and that date, Capito will reportedly attend the Belgian Grand Prix with McLaren.

However, it is not yet known when he will officially take up his new position as McLaren’s Chief Executive Officer.