Jost Capito will be in charge of the executive direction of the McLaren F1 on the 1st of September, just before the start of the Italian Grand Prix in Monza. The German has already begun to get to grips with the team and was present at Spa-Francorchamps to prepare for their arrival with greater guarantees.
Capito knows that Fernando Alonso is one of the cornerstones of the project that McLaren and Honda began in 2015 and, even though she thinks that it makes no sense to try to convince the Spanish that follow in 2018 if you do not want, you are sure that the new regulation, and the line ascending from McLaren will make you enjoy again with the races, and both continue in the Formula 1.
it makes sense to work with a pilot who does not enjoy, but I think that
the new cars will
more fun and
Alonso will enjoy.
I’m convinced that the McLaren
next year will not be bad. At this time I do not know the
details, but even from the outside you can see that the team has
made a lot of progress”, declared hopeful Capito to the average German Auto Bild.
Another of the basic pillars of the project is to Honda that, from the beginning, has been identified as the main culprit of the low performance of the computer. However, gone are the criticisms public and, since the arrival of Yusuke Hasegawa, things have improved in all the senses. “Honda
to the rules, it is difficult to make big steps during the season,
but I think that the leadership at Honda, Yusuke
understand the careers and the needs of the team. The
cooperation seems to be going very well”, says Capito giving Hasegawa a large part of the merit of the current situation.
Honda has yet to improve his propeller, both at the level of performance and reliability, but the last few races have served for McLaren ahead of Toro Rosso in the general classification of builders and optimism to grow, especially after the Grand Prix of Belgium.