The World Rally Championship commitment sees Volkswagen come full circle: the FIA World Rally Championship is the most important and highest-ranked racing series, in which production-based cars are used. Maintaining a close association with production products has always been an integral part of Volkswagen’s motorsport strategy.
He has a clear philosophy. “Winning is everything. Second is nothing,” he says. To ensure Volkswagen comes away with “everything”, he assembled a compact team whose passion knows no bounds and which is hungry for success. Head of the team since May 2012.
He regards his daily goal as to be the fastest. This applies to the cars built under his leadership and to the development itself. His motto: “Any mistakes you do not rule out 100 per cent, are 100 per cent guaranteed to reoccur”. Joined the team in 2011.
He has been involved in the WRC for ten years, thus bringing a wealth of World Championship experience to the Volkswagen team. Sees the opportunity in Wolfsburg to play a key role in the project, from the initial sketches to WRC titles. Part of the team since 2011.