Don't blame, says, McLaren F1 CEO Zak Brown about McLaren's decline in Formula 1.

Formerly an F1 marketing specialist, the American joined McLaren for 2017 following the ousting of Ron Dennis and amid the Honda-powered debacle that sent the program into backmarker status.

However, Brown is quoted by El Mundo Deportivo as saying that McLaren's current predicament can be traced back years.

"My summary would be that we lacked consistency in leadership," Brown said. "I don't point to anyone, but there was a lack of concentration on everything that was going on from the board down."

The result, Brown says, is that McLaren created a poor car for this year due to McLaren having a poor structure.

"Now we are on the road to recovery," Brown said. "In all of those areas, we're doing well now. But until we get the new car on track, people will not be able to see the improvements we've made. I think this year has been the low point."

Source: Autoweek

December 5, 2018