Ex-Mercedes F1 CEO Nick Fry Joins Hands With McLaren

Published 10/15/2021, 7:56 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Austrian Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Styria, Austria – July 4, 2021 McLaren’s Lando Norris during the race REUTERS/Lisi Niesner


McLaren have been actively recruiting new employees in recent times to help with their mission of rebuilding the organization. Nick Fry, a familiar face in the F1 paddock, is now the Non-Executive Chairman of McLaren Applied. They had sold the engineering company to Greybull Capital as recently as August this year; thus, Fry won’t technically be a part of the team.

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Nick Fry preceded Toto Wolff at Mercedes. Earlier, he was the director of BAR F1. He worked alongside Ross Brawn at Brawn GP, staying with the team as it metamorphosed into Mercedes. Thus, the former CEO will bring a lot more than experience to the Woking team.

Formula One F1 – Italian Grand Prix – Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy – September 11, 2021. McLaren’s Lando Norris and Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton during the sprint qualifying REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini

Head of Greybull Capital, Marc Meyohas, welcomed the veteran. “Nick is a recognized leader in both motorsports and automobiles because he has been involved in both companies that have grown a lot and in really large and complex organizations.

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McLaren Applied welcomes Nick Fry

Identifying Frey as a valuable asset to McLaren’s ideas of progress, Meyohas added, “His addition is very supportive of the McLaren Applied strategy and roadmap, and can help us attract individuals of the same caliber and experience. It will be an exciting time for everyone and Nick will be a truly valuable asset.”

Further, Nick Fry also looks forward to helping develop McLaren Applied. According to him, McLaren have “a clear vision to be a pioneer in motorsport, automotive and transportation for a better future. It will be a great adventure.”

McLaren Applied has plans of developing machines outside the world of motorsport as well.

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Due to low funds, the marque had to sell its ‘Applied’ division. Additionally, the team sold its headquarters in Woking and a minority stake in its racing division shares.

As McLaren rebuild themselves and are ready to progress, the racing division too will welcome fresh changes. Further, Zak Brown had mentioned a developing wind tunnel for the team, a crucial upgrade as the 2022 season approaches.

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Nevertheless, the team will give to focus on its closing battle with Ferrari; the team is inching closer to robbing the Papaya team of their P3 position in the constructor’s championship.

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Shreya Sanjeev

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Shreya Sanjeev is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having attained a journalism degree from St Xavier's College, she finds comfort in the sound of her keyboard while typing and excitement in the sound of F1 cars speeding on a track. A street circuit and Daniel Ricciardo fan through and through, Shreya claims the 2018 Monaco GP to be one of her favorite races of all time.

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