Williams Racing announced on Thursday that former Volkswagon Motorsport boss Jost Capito has joined the team as CEO.

Speaking about the news, Capito, who had a brief stint with the McLaren Formula One Team said:

It’s a great honour for me to join Williams Racing during these exciting and demanding times for both the team and for Formula One. It is an honour to be a part of the future of this storied team, and one that carries such a poignant name in the sport, so I approach this challenge with great respect and with a huge amount of relish.”

Matthew Savage, Chairman of Darliton Capital commented saying:

“We are excited to welcome Jost Capito as the new CEO of Williams Racing. He is an experienced and competitive individual, who has built winning teams and is a winner in his own right. He understands the Williams heritage and will work well with the team in pursuit of our objective to return to the front of the grid.”

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