Former Mercedes F1 Team CEO Nick Fry will return to McLaren Applied, celebrating his return to sport at the highest level since he was replaced by Toto Wolff in 2013.
Prior to that, Fry was Managing Director of the BAR F1 Team and Dave Richards’ Prodrive operations; Most recently he headed the commercial strategy for the eSports start-up Fnatic.
Notably, he reappears at the same time as old enemy Martin Whitmarsh returns to the F1 landscape with his appointment as Chief Executive Officer of Performance Technologies for the Aston Martin Group.
How much Fry will be involved in the F1 race under the direction of Zak Brown and team principal Andreas Seidl remains to be seen.
McLaren Applied’s motorsport motto is: “For over three decades, McLaren Applied has consistently set new standards in high-performance motorsport solutions for the world’s most prestigious series.
“Our team of experts is dedicated to developing high and low voltage electronic systems and groundbreaking software to provide teams and drivers with quantifiable performance benefits. We are the heartbeat of motorsport. “
McLaren Applied today announced the appointment of Nick Fry as non-executive chairman, effective immediately. Fry is the former Chief Executive Officer of the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula 1 Team and has a long track record in the automotive and motorsport industries, including as Managing Director at Aston Martin and Prodrive and in several senior management positions at Ford Motor Company.
Fry marks the first board-level appointment since Greybull Capital acquired McLaren Applied in August 2021 and marks a strengthening of the company’s leadership and governance at the beginning of an important phase in McLaren Applied’s development.
Marc Meyohas, Managing Partner at Greybull Capital, commented: “Nick is a recognized leader in both motorsport and the automotive industry, having been deeply involved in both growth companies and large, complex organizations.
“It is a clear endorsement of McLaren Applied’s strategy and roadmap that we can attract a person of his caliber and expertise. This will be an exciting and rewarding phase in our development and Nick will be a valuable addition to all of us. “
Nick Fry added, “I am very excited to be joining McLaren Applied. The company has a clear vision to create a better future in its key markets of motorsport, automotive and transportation.
“I look forward to working with this talented team as we bring innovative new technologies to market, including high performance electric powertrain components, connectivity solutions for public transportation and new additions to our market leading motorsport range.
“This will be a wonderful adventure that will give the company the success it deserves.”The post Nick Fry: I am very excited to be joining McLaren Applied first appeared on monter-une-startup.
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