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World Rally champion Sebastien Ogier has no concerns about a potential dip in performance when Volkswagen team principal Jost Capito departs for Mclaren later this year.
Capito’s shock move was announced earlier this month and, while Ogier admitted he was surprised, he added that the move was a good one for his boss.
“It was a surprise for everybody,” Ogier told MN. “I don’t think anybody could expect this. But I immediately respect his decision. This is the decision of a guy who wants to have a new challenge and has the opportunity to work for such an amazing team like Mclaren. I understand that he wants to do that. I can only wish him good luck and the same success he had with us.”
Despite plenty of speculation, Capito told MN there is no news on when he will depart or who will replace him.
Ogier said he remained confident Volkswagen would make the right choice of replacement.
“For sure now we all hope that someone will replace Jost in the same way,” said Ogier. “I’m not worried for this, I hope we have someone with the same commitment.”
Capito is expected to remain in charge of the German outfit until a successor has been chosen.