The McLaren chief executive Ron Dennis steps aside from all Formula One roles with the team.
Dennis ends involvement with McLaren F1
WOKING, ENGLAND // The McLaren chief executive Ron Dennis is stepping aside from all Formula One roles with the team. Dennis, 61, announced the decision today as part of a restructuring of the McLaren group. He said: "No one asked me to do it. It was my decision." Dennis resigned in January as team principal but kept his other roles. Martin Whitmarsh, who replaced Dennis as team principal, will now take on his CEO role.
Dennis will head a new independent division within the McLaren Group that with launch a sport car in 2011. His departure comes amid continuing fallout from the scandal over lies by the McLaren team to race officials at the Australian Grand Prix. *AP