ClickyMcLaren have restructured the management of their Formula 1 team after performances at the start of this season fell short of expectations.
Fernando Alonso is fourth in the championship but McLaren have failed to match Red Bull's pace.
Executive director Zak Brown has been put in formal charge of the F1 programme with a new title of chief executive officer of McLaren Racing.
Eric Boullier, racing director, now reports directly to Brown.
The move formalises a structure that was only implicit before.
Brown's new position means he is directly responsible for the on-track performance of the F1 team, as well as his wider role in raising new sponsorship income.
It is likely to increase the pressure on Boullier to ensure the performance of the car improves.
Word is that Pep Guardiola has turned them down, but they are hoping that Jose Mourhinio will be sacked by Man Utd and available soon.