Specifically, an unnamed internal source from McLaren confirmed the above information to Bloomberg. Michael Leiters served as Ferrari’s technical director during the most successful period in the company’s history from 2015 to 2021 before leaving at the end of last year.
Meanwhile, McLaren is still struggling to find a replacement for former CEO Mike Flewitt when he unexpectedly resigned in October 2021. In the interim, another McLaren leader, Mr. Michael Macht, is in charge of their operations and engineering while the British corporation is busy looking for a replacement.
Does McLaren need an SUV to revive sales?
McLaren is still in the process of recovering from a difficult 2021 and beyond a tumultuous 2020 because of COVID-19.
Their financial ability is still in big question when the company had to sell Woking headquarters and then rent it back to get the necessary operating expenses in the context of the production line halting. Currently, the future of the F1 McLaren team is also in doubt when the company can sell it off to Audi/Volkswagen at any time.
As for Michael Leiters, he left at the same time as the new Ferrari CEO, Benedetto Vigna, came to take the reins of the Italian “prancing horse” to prepare the brand for the new electrification phase. If he can copy the successful method from Ferrari to McLaren, he is the best candidate to take the CEO seat, which is still vacant of the British sports car brand.
at Blogtuan.info – Source: autopro.com.vn – Read the original article here