WRC 2016: Jost Capito says goodbye to Volkswagen Motorsport
Rally Germany to be the last event for the McLaren-bound Capito
Volkswagen’s Motorsport Director Jost Capito announced before the start of Rallye Deutschland that this was to be his final rally, prior to leaving the company in order to join the McLaren Formula One team. “Yes, I will be leaving VW at the end of this month”, he confirmed, an opportinity made easier by the cancellation of Rally China, which leaves a gap of over five weeks before the next WRC event, the Tour de Corse.
“I was really disappointed China is not taking place. I think everyone was prepared and happy to go to China....
Daruvala, who had sealed his second Formula 2 win with a dominating drive in the second sprint race on Saturday, was sluggish from second and clocked 56:41.936.
Bottas’ final flying lap saw him beat Hamilton by .096 seconds in a qualifying session that set the grid for Formula One's second-ever sprint, which will determine the starting lineup for Sunday’s main race.
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