McLaren: the new boss talks about self-criticism, improvements and changes

Andreas Seidl joins this weekend as the head of the Woking F1 team. "You have to question everything every day and be open minded," he says.


Andreas Seidl is the director of McLaren F1 from the GP of Spain. It does not replace anyone in particular, although inherits in some way, the functions of Eric Boullier. Because Gil de Ferran is above as a man of confidence of Zak Brown, also in charge of the program of the Indy 500, although from now on the Brazilian will be able to return to his supervisory functions and gradually abandon the leadership in favor of the new fichaje.

The German engineer, of 43 years, comes to dominate the WEC with Porsche although he already passed through the F1 in BMW Sauber. On the official page of McLaren, he explains what he thinks a team needs to achieve success: "It is always a group effort. You need an efficient organization with the right talent in the right place. People should feel valued and be aware of the importance of their specific role in the success of the team. It is important to give the team a clear vision and a clear objective. "

Among his views he speaks of self-criticism and open-mindedness: " You are competing against the best of this sport and you must create a spirit and a mentality within the team that leads anyone forward, day after day. That means being self-critical, questioning yourself every day, being open-minded and open to change, seeking permanent improvements and accepting risks and roosters. Learning from mistakes and respecting competitors ".



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