Jenson Button has welcomed the news that Ron Dennis has taken charge of McLaren’s Formula One team once more.
The team announced last week Dennis had replaced Martin Whitmarsh as chief executive officer of McLaren Group and will oversee the racing team he ran from 1981 to 2008.
Although McLaren are yet to confirm the future structure of their race team, the absence of any public involvement of Whitmarsh in the launch of the new MP4-29 today added weight to rumours of him being replaced as team principal.
Button spoke positively of Dennis’s return to the sporting side of McLaren’s operations: “This team under Ron has won multiple world championships, back to the days of Ayrton [Senna] and Alain [Prost] and before, so there’s so much history of Ron and this team.”
“He’s a true racer, he’s a true fighter. He really had built this team up over the years so I think it’s good for the team, it’s good for Ron that he has the chance to really drive this team forward again.
“I think everyone here is excited about the challenge of 2014 with Ron in charge.”
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