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McLaren now has "total clarity" says Brown

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03/06/2019

While some have concentrated on the results, or the amount of sponsors stickers adorning the cars, Zak Brown's focus has actually been about getting the Woking outfit's management structure sorted out, and following the arrival of former Porsche LMP1 boss, Andreas Seidl, the American claims another vital part of the jigsaw has fallen into place.

Indeed, Brown insists the team now has "total clarity".

"I think we now have total clarity on the team and the leadership with Andreas," says Brown, according to Motorsport.com. "I've known Andreas for some time, he is a racer and he is technical, he is focused and he is dedicated. He is very clear in his direction and, as you know from where we have been, where maybe there have been too many chefs in the kitchen so to speak, now we have got one.

"So everything now I see, I like," he adds. "We have a great working relationship. I am excited for the future.

"What Andreas ends up doing with the racing team is up to Andreas, and he has my full support," says Brown, who has noticably taken a step back this year, even to the point of missing a couple of races. "From my leadership standpoint I'm done, I've got what I want and am very pleased. I landed everyone I wanted to land, I don't feel like I got second-best in any of the areas."

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1. Posted by Bill Hopgood, 04/06/2019 19:29

"Perhaps what Zak Brown means when he says from a leadership standpoint he is "done", is that he has the key team members in place and that is ticked off as done. Brown will still lead the firm and I'm thinking the next step will be marketing / sponsorship or looking at other series and running the business.
From a fan's perspective: OK, so the leadership is there, lets see how it goes in the medium to long term (6 to 12 months as F1 changes so fast)."

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2. Posted by Chris Roper, 03/06/2019 13:43

"So he puts Gil de Ferran, an indy 500 person, in charge of McLaren F1 (the new position of sporting director) then puts Robert Fernley, an experienced F1 team principal in charge of Indy and then says 'I've got what I want and am very pleased'.

Judging by the performance of both his teams I think he needs a rethink.

On the up side he also says 'From my leadership standpoint I'm done' - I really do hope that is a hinting that he may be leaving McLaren."

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3. Posted by Agrajag, 03/06/2019 12:55

"“I don’t feel like I got second-best in any of the areas”
Zak’s executive bathroom must be free of mirrors."

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4. Posted by C5, 03/06/2019 10:06

"As opposed to "Total Bullshit", which McLaren achieved many years ago and continue to perfect."

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