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The head of McLaren Zac brown admitted that he loves to run in the champion's stables.Zach brown "This is a huge privilege to work in the McLaren, it's a dream. There is no team that I would like to work more than the McLaren. I want now to get on the podium during one of the races of the Formula 1 - it'll get me excited. This year we are pursuing this goal."Recall that brown took the post of team leader in early 2017 after the Board of Directors McLaren retired Ron Dennis.
In 1993, the head of McLaren, Ron Dennis has called in your team of Michael Andretti, champion overseas IndyCar series and son of 1978 champion Mario Andretti. Formally, the American became the first pilot and got the number "7".At the end of 1992, the minders Honda decided to leave Formula 1. Dennis hoped to get the champion motors Renault, but the deal fell through, so the season-1993 McLaren had to spend with customer Ford engines that lost to the French engines, stood on the machines Williams, about 60 HP On this background, the team leader Ayrton Senna was in no hurry to sign a new McLaren contract and even considered the possibility of transition in the IndyCar, and Gerhard Berger took up the invitation and Ferrari. Not to be left without experienced pilots, Dennis was invited Andretti, who won IndyCar in 1991.Debut Andretti proved to be difficult. In the first phase in South Africa, Michael came down due to a collision with an opponent already on the fifth circle, the two following races ended with crashes on the first lap in the fourth race of the American deployed in the middle distance. Only at the fifth stage in Spain he was able to finish fifth and earn their first points. In that time Senna, who has signed a contract with McLaren at every race, managed to win two victories and polytyrosine in the championship.
The head of McLaren Zach brown said that his predecessor Ron Dennis also was ready to end the Union McLaren-Honda.Zach brown "I think that he too was ready to take this step. It was during all of our talks, and he always had the interests of the team. Say what you will, but Ron will always be an honorary gentleman of McLaren.Dennis also worries about the team as we are. He is reluctant to McLaren again won the race".Dennis led the team McLaren in 1981-2009, and 2014-2016.
Head Red Bull Christian Horner said that his team is not going to use its veto to block a possible cooperation of Renault with McLaren, despite the fact that Junior team Toro Rosso will have to abandon the French engines.Christian Horner "we Have a right of veto. But we won't do what ten years ago did the old Ron Dennis, who left us without Mercedes engines. We will be happy if Renault will be one strong team".
Toro Rosso is the center of attention during the summer break because of rumors that the Italian team might move to Honda engines.Helmut Marko, a sports consultant to Red Bull "as far As I know, Ron Dennis now has 300 million euros, the proceeds for its shares of McLaren. He can buy the Toro Rosso, if you want. We are waiting for his call.As for Honda, we'll see. We also know that Honda is negotiating not only with our team. In any case, you'll find out before September or in September".
The former head of Renault Flavio Briatore said that Fernando Alonso is aiming for a place in one of the best team in the season of 2018.Flavio Briatore "Fernando needs to go to Mercedes or Ferrari. Renault is still at a great distance from being a top team.Look, there are ten strong football clubs in Europe. Messi will be much more choices than Alonso. In Formula 1 you can only win with three teams.Blame Ron Dennis. He provoked the problems at McLaren in 2007, and Mercedes has nothing to do with ".
At the end of last year in the McLaren group of companies was reorganized, which resulted in all posts lost Ron Dennis. And now it became known that he had agreed to sell its 25 stake in the group.Parallel units of the McLaren Technology Group, which includes the team of Formula 1, and McLaren Automotive, which produces luxury cars, come together in the McLaren Group. The main shareholders of the new company will be Mumtalakat Holding Company and TAG Group.Ron Dennis "I am glad that he agreed with the other shareholders of McLaren. The period of time devoted to McLaren, came to the logical conclusion, and now I can concentrate on other interests. I've been in Woking for 37 years, and this is one of the chapters in the history of McLaren. I wish this organization success, her story continues.I'm going to consult various companies and will also take part in the work of the innovation Council at the Ministry of defence of the United Kingdom. In addition, I remain head of the charitable Foundation Dreamchasing, which provides financial support to young people from all sectors of society in order to be able to succeed. At the time the Fund has helped Lewis Hamilton, whom we noticed at the age of 12 years.McLaren has large resources, and at the head are ambitious managers who are able to develop successes, to which I contributed, and proud of it".In early June, Dennis was 70 years old.
The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso has said that to compare the former head of the British team of Ron Dennis and this Zac brown is very difficult.Fernando Alonso "I think they are very different, and I think the new management is not able to magically lead the team to success.Ron had a wonderful time in the past McLaren. He has achieved great success. Now at the helm Zach, striving for more open work. Now fans can learn more about the team and about what's going on inside. Zach is notable for the fact that he is a very demanding approach to the issue of the brand McLaren, wanting to cover everything in the world.
After the resignation of Ron Dennis, a new management team of McLaren has changed the system of numbering machines. So, the novelty will receive index MCL32. Changes and coloring machines.Eric bulge, racing Director at McLaren "Coloring change significantly. It remains to wait a few days."The presentation of McLaren-Honda MCL32 scheduled for February 24. The first tests will be held in Barcelona on 27 February.It is expected that the car of 2017 will get the orange coloring in the style of the times of Bruce McLaren. The last time these colors were used during the winter tests 2006 pictured.
The former head of the sports division of Volkswagen's Jost Capito in September last year, became Executive Director of the McLaren team, but this position he worked for a few months.After the removal of Ron Dennis from kapito had disagreements with the new leadership. In December he was sent on leave, and now know that it is no longer working in Woking.The representative of McLaren in an interview with Corriere della Sera said "We were not able to agree with Joost on how to develop the team. For this reason, decided that he will leave McLaren".
Since 1981, all cars have McLaren got an index with the prefix "MP4", for example McLaren MP4-31. However, the car of 2017 will receive the index MCL32.The statement from the team "In 2017, things are changing, and will change the name of our car. Ladies and gentlemen, the new machine will be called McLaren-Honda MCL32"Obviously, the change in the numbering system associated with the departure of Ron Dennis. After all, the prefix "MP4" stands for "Marlboro Project 4" - the name of the organization, which was created by the future head of McLaren in the late 1970s.
The new Executive Director of McLaren Zac brown hinted that his team in the new season can return to their heritage. After the era of Ron Dennis and grey McLaren cars can be painted in orange.Zach brown "We showed a variant of boys and girls at McLaren, and all are very happy possible changes. Just recently we approved a few racing liveries of the car, and I think fans will be pleased to find a new car in the new colours".Let's see how it will look like a new car. Whether it's all the same gray wolf, grey with splashes of orange or entirely orange. Just remember that a truly successful team McLaren was when cars were painted in red and white colors.The last time the machine was painted in McLaren orange during the winter tests 2006 pictured. Presentation of a new machine on 24 February.
Honda started its cooperation only with one team - McLaren, providing it with exclusive rights, but now the Japanese company wants to start supplying engines to several other stables.Representative Honda "Starting in 2015, Honda has always said that waiting for the moment when will be able to start the supply of engines to multiple teams.The exclusivity agreement with McLaren ends at the end of 2017, but Ron Dennis is trying to convince us that you first need to try to win a championship, to then start working with other teams. Perhaps now, after the departure of Dennis, much will change in our relations with other players of the championship".
The head of McLaren Zach brown said that the shareholders of his team are eager to see the title in the near future.Zach brown "For shareholders this is very important, so I'm not surprised by their demand. They want to see their team champion by the end of this decade.Now there is disagreement between the shareholders and Ron Dennis. He does not understand this, so I just stayed away, at the right time to go to the arena".
The team of the Manor at the end of 2015 brought a profit of 51 million euros. As the Executive Director of the Manor Vincent Casey, the moment saved the team from collapse and gave the opportunity to pay all the bills. It is clear that an important, if not the main role, played ninth place teams at the end of the 2014 season, which earned the stable victim Jules Bianchi.In addition, the report command of your financial situation shows that a huge investment in March last year, was made by the businessman from the UK, Steve Fitzpatrick. Bringing in a team of almost 42 million euros, he became its owner. Now, the code team started to generate income, the Fitzpatrick leads the talk about the sale of Manor. Now the most real candidates for this role are Indonesian group of investors and Ron Dennis, removed from the leadership at McLaren at the end of 2016.
In November, Ron Dennis stepped down as head of McLaren, but now there were rumors about his possible investments in the Manor.Rumors based on the fact that Dennis is in a great relationship with the race Director of the British team, Dave Ryan, whom McLaren knows yet. It is also known that Dennis attracts serious Chinese investors who had previously tried to sell the McLaren.Will Ron Dennis or not, but wanting to buy a Manor is already rife, so the Briton is not the only one who saw the potential of a resurgent team.
Logos of the brand Johnnie Walker, owned by Diageo, next season will appear on the machines Force India.Johnnie Walker since 2005 collaborates with McLaren. The contract with the British team expires at the end of 2017, so in the next season of famous brand of tape will be advertised on the cars of two teams.Interestingly, the side Force India for three season decorate logos Smirnoff, another brand owned by Diageo.With regard to relations Diageo and McLaren, according to reports, in 2014, the owners of liquor brands offered the British team's title sponsor contract in the amount of 40 million euros per year, but the deal has not endorsed Ron Dennis.
As reported by Autosport, the Executive Director of the McLaren team Jost Capito dismissed. In the British team, he worked three months.The last few years kapito headed the sports division of Volkswagen, and this position has achieved considerable success in the rally championship WRC. In September of this year at the invitation of Ron Dennis he led the team McLaren in Formula 1. But then came the loud firing of Dennis, and the new head of the McLaren Group Zac brown is currently conducting a reshuffle.
The new CEO of the McLaren Group, which includes eponymous team in Formula 1, will be Zac brown. To his duties he will start in December.Formally, until the end of January the head of the McLaren Group will remain Ron Dennis, however, he was sent on leave, and all its powers transferred to the Executive Committee.In a statement, McLaren Group said "We are pleased to announce that next month the post of Executive Director is Zach brown. His appointment is an important part of the restructuring process of the group.Executive Director Zach brown will collaborate with the operations Director Jonathan Neal, and together they will report to the Executive Committee of the McLaren Group, while there will be a search for a new chief Executive officer".
It is known that the career of Stoffele of Vandorn actively supported Ron Dennis, and he was the initiator of the arrival of the young Belgian. However, Dennis lost the post of leader of the team.Meanwhile, an unnamed source within the team, reports that the Board of Directors has approved the candidacy of Vandorn and care Dennis will not affect his contract. The following season, Stoffel will partner Fernando Alonso.
Eddie Jordan, the former head of the eponymous team now Force India, admitted that he was not surprised by the resignation of Ron Dennis as head of the McLaren.Eddie Jordan "I Know that the McLaren shareholders have long been dissatisfied with the leadership style of Dennis. And we are not talking about months, but about years. He is 69 years old, he made a brilliant career, but now shareholders are against him.Frankly, in recent years, McLaren has seriously fallen behind. The pilot who comes to this team no longer receives the guarantees of the fight for the title. The team has made significant strides, when Dennis was focused on Formula 1, was part of the McLaren and dressed in the team uniform. In recent years he appears in the paddock in uniform and more time to production road cars. I think in Formula 1 it is difficult to keep the situation under control, if you do not pay her all the time".
The press service of the McLaren Technology Group has released a statement which confirmed the change of leadership.The statement said "Ron Dennis no longer holds the post of Executive Director of McLaren Technology Group and its subsidiaries. However, he remains a shareholder of the group companies and member of the Board of Directors.Ron's contribution to McLaren's success for the last 35 years is just incredible. Under his leadership, the team won 17 League titles and 158 Grand Prix is the most successful Manager in the history of Formula 1.But now McLaren Technology Group is looking for a new Executive Director. In the meantime, the management will be entrusted to the Executive Committee, composed of shareholders, in cooperation with the Board of Directors".
The shareholders of McLaren was dismissed from the post of Chairman, Ron Dennis. While Dennis, who is a holder of 25 of the shares, will retain a seat on the Board of Directors.Ron Dennis "I'm disappointed Representatives from TAG and Mumtalakat - major shareholders of the McLaren Group, has forced me to leave the post of head, although the other Board members warned about the negative consequences of such a decision. The arguments which they brought, not true. My leadership style has remained the same as in the days when McLaren became the group of technology companies, automobile manufacturer, won twenty titles in Formula 1 and began to bring in 850 million pounds per year.Lately I've realized that TAG and Mumtalakat does not share my ideas about the future of McLaren. But I'm primarily worried about businesses that employ more than 3500 employees. I will try to use his stake and membership on the Board of Directors to protect the interests of McLaren".It is known that Dennis found Chinese investors willing to buy the 75 shares from Mumtalakat and TAG for the sum almost 2 billion euros. However, the shareholders rejected the proposal and decided to change the head of McLaren. At this place expect Martin Whitmarsh, head of McLaren, Ross brown, former technical Director of Ferrari and Mercedes, and Zach brown, the former Director of group of companies CSM Sport Entertainment.
The current contract Ron Dennis with the McLaren Group, which owns the eponymous team expires in January 2017. However, the shareholders now want to shift it from the steering post.According to the publication Sky News, Dennis was going to sell the company to Chinese investors for a sum of almost two billion euros. The majority shareholding of the McLaren Group didn't like it, and they decided to remove Dennis from management and the company, and a team of Formula 1. The Board of Directors meeting was to be held on Friday.Dennis, in turn, tried to challenge the expected decision of the Board of Directors in the High court of London, however, the court did not support the head of McLaren.Recall that Dennis is not only the head of the McLaren Group, but the co-owner owns 25 of the shares. Another 25 Mansur Ayeha. The remaining 50 owned by Bahrain Mumtalakat company.
Before the United States Grand Prix there were rumors that Ron Dennis will leave the post of the head of McLaren. The head of Formula 1 Bernie Ecclestone has admitted that he doesn't even want to think about a possible retirement from racing Dennis.Bernie Ecclestone "If I was planning to create a team of Formula 1, you will certainly would like to see Ron Dennis. He, like anyone else, doing their job. It's an incredible talent, and I find it funny to watch those who want to oust him as leader.This man loves his job, and everyone should support him and not to put a spoke in the wheel".
Autosport reports that Ron Dennis will leave the post of the head of the McLaren Group later this year, when will expire the current contract. However, he will remain a shareholder group of companies, which owns the eponymous team in Formula 1.The representative of the McLaren said in an interview with Autosport "Dennis will remain as Executive Director of the McLaren Group and will retain a 25 stake. The same proportion Mansur Ayeha".At the moment, Dennis and Ayeha for 25 of the shares of the McLaren Group. The remaining 50 of Mumtalakat holding company, which belongs to the Royal family of Bahrain. Part of the McLaren Group consists of several companies, including McLaren Automotive, which produces road supercars, and the McLaren Racing team Formula 1.
Father of Lewis Hamilton is convinced that now everyone in Formula 1 is decided by money alone.Anthony Hamilton "the Youth Motorsport is still very expensive, it encourages those in the motor sport with the dream of Formula 1, or real talents who aspire to the top. Formula 1 may come to the fact that the majority of pilots will pay for their seats instead of coming to those who become Champions in the Junior series.In our time, we just worked hard to gain the favor of Ron Dennis, but now it's not enough. In the Junior series, many pilots who win Championships but don't have the budget or patrons in order to get into Formula 1".It is worth noting that Lewis Hamilton, exactly ten years ago I conducted the first tests of Formula 1 driving a McLaren after he became the champion GP2.
The head of McLaren, Ron Dennis said that only the speech of Stoffele of Vandorn will affect the further decision of the team about his fate.Ron Dennis "we Have a regular contract with the newcomer. Only his performances will affect his future. If Stoffel successfully to show himself in the race, he will continue their performances further. If not, we will refund Button or find another pilot.The situation will be evaluated by managers, owners, engineers. The solution will be a collegial".
Champion 2009, Jenson button has said that next season will be chasing. However, it is possible that the British will be back behind the wheel in 2018.Jenson button "I'm not leaving. I have a two-year contract with McLaren. I will deal with the development of the machine. I'll even test the new machine at some stage".The head of McLaren, Ron Dennis confirmed that the button can return to the track in 2018. Ron Dennis "a Contract with Jenson for the season 2018 - it is not insurance in case if Fernando Alonso decides to leave. It's a great pilot, and there is no reason that might prevent him to return to racing next year.Jenson wanted to take a break. We just found a way to let him rest and kept in the team. Now he can enjoy what he lacked time, while his experience will be ours".