McLaren have hired Jost Capito, former director of motorsport at Volkswagen, as the new chief executive officer for McLaren Racing.
Having stood in the role as a temporary measure, Jonathan Neale will now become chief operating officer of McLaren Technology Group.
Eric Boullier remains the racing director for the team and this completes a management change away from the team boss model of old.
Capito will apparently start when Volkswagen has found a suitable replacement.
“I first approached Jost last summer,” said Dennis. “He is an extremely impressive, competitive and ambitious individual, who comes to us with a very wide range of automotive and motorsport experience.”