WRC: Sven Smeets is new VW Motorsport Director
Replaces McLaren-bound Jost Capito in the role
Announced on Monday was the appointment of the 44 year old Belgian Sven Smeets, currently the VW Motosport Sporting Director, as the replacement Motorsport Director for Jost Capito who has now left the company.
The personnel who are now at the head of VW Motorsport there are also Lukasz Urban (34) also takes over as Commercial Managing Director from Kirsten Zimmermann (44), who moves into a new management role at Volkswagen AG on 01 September 2016. At the same time, François-Xavier Demaison (47), as Technical Director, and...
The Dutchman, who is two points adrift of seven-time champion Hamilton ahead of this weekend's Turkish Grand Prix, told reporters he enjoyed his job, always does his best for Red Bull and would still feel good even if he finished second.
With six of the 21 rounds to race, Max Verstappen of Red Bull has retaken the lead in the drivers' championship by six points over reigning champion Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes.
This season’s narrow championship leader led the first session ahead of title rival Max Verstappen and the second from Ferrari's Charles Leclerc, who drove impressively in both.