Capito de­nies Volk­swa­gen de­par­ture is set as Mclaren move ru­moured for Au­gust

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Jost Capito de­nied a date for his de­par­ture to Mclaren had been set – he won’t leave un­til Volk­swa­gen’s fourth year of ti­tle dom­i­na­tion looks safe.

There is spec­u­la­tion that Capito could be run­ning the F1 team by the end of Au­gust, which is later than many thought would be the case when he signed in Jan­uary.

Capito said: “Noth­ing has changed on this, I will go when we have a suc­ces­sor in place and when the cham­pi­onship is in a good con­di­tion.”

Capito then hinted that the Au­gust time­frame could work, adding: “The cham­pi­onship is now in good con­di­tion, but maybe in Rally Ger­many it could be in the good con­di­tion, we have to be in the po­si­tion that we are un­likely to lose. And by that stage we should have the suc­ces­sor in place. We are get­ting closer to the suc­ces­sor, it’s closer than a short-list, but I can’t tell you if it’s some­body in the sport or in the Volk­swa­gen.”

Rally Ger­many runs from Au­gust 18-21 and the team’s home WRC round would be a sen­si­ble place to make the han­dover.

VW leads the con­struc­tors’ stand­ings by 70 points over Hyundai, with M-sport a fur­ther nine be­hind. ● MN would like to con­grat­u­late Se­bastien Ogier and An­drea Kaiser on the birth of their son Tim Kaiser-ogier on June 15.

Capito feels ti­tle isn’t safe

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