F1 Racing's editor in chief Matt Bishop has been appointed Group Head of Communications and Public Relations for McLaren.
Bishop will leave Haymarket, where he also held the position of editorial director for the motorsport division, at the end of the year and will begin work at Woking in January 2008.
44-year-old Bishop joined F1 Racing shortly after its inception in 1996, leading it on to become the best selling Formula One magazine in the world.
His flamboyant personality and prolific writing, coupled with strong ties within the paddock, has made him one of the best known and most powerful motorsport journalists in the world.
Editor's note: In light of his new adventure, Matt Bishop will sadly no longer write his regular column 'From the Pulpit' for autosport.com.