Martin Whitmarsh articles on F1 Fanatic archive
McLaren aim to find a second with “dramatic changes” to car 21st March 2011, 11:37
McLaren have dropped their “very extreme” exhaust.
Does McLaren’s suspended sentence signal an end to hostilities with the FIA? 30th April 2009, 0:55
First of all, thanks to everyone who posted updates on the previous article about McLaren getting a suspended sentence following the Hamilton/Trulli controversy. (As I mentioned on Twitter earlier, I’ve been out of the country for the last two days and have only just had chance to catch up on the news.) What caught my [...]
The explanations for Dennis’s departure 16th April 2009, 21:21
The timing of Ron Dennis’s announcement that he is stepping down as CEO of McLaren Racing is bound to provoke speculation that it is a consequence of the FIA’s latest investigation of the team. But could Lewis Hamilton and father/manager Anthony have played a role in Dennis’s departure? Or did he quit in the hope [...]
McLaren suspend Ryan over exclusion 3rd April 2009, 8:56
McLaren have confirmed the suspension of sporting director Dave Ryan following Lewis Hamilton’s exclusion from the Australian Grand Prix. Ryan was present at both the hearings following the Malaysian Grand Prix into the Hamilton-Trulli incident. According to BBC Radio, Ryan was seen being summoned down from the pit wall during free practice at Sepang this [...]
Top Britons in F1 according to The Times 25th January 2009, 11:57
The Times put together a Sporting Power 100 over the last six weeks. Six names made it onto the list, which focussed on “most influential people today in British sport.” Who made the list and, just as important, who didn’t?
Ron Dennis’s three decades as McLaren team principal, 1980-2009 16th January 2009, 20:18
Ron Dennis is stepping down as McLaren team principal. Here’s how he turned the team Bruce McLaren founded into one of the most successful in F1.
New rumours say Ron Dennis to quit this week 2nd March 2008, 11:01
The Sunday Times claims Ron Dennis will hand over the role of chief executive at McLaren to Martin Whitmarsh this week. According the newspaper Dennis had planned to relinquish his role in the team at the end of 2007 but postponed the change because of the espionage affair. The story alleges Dennis’s decision to step [...]
F1 news review: Malaysia considers night race 25th January 2008, 7:00
F1 could have two races under floodlights in 2009 as the organisers of the Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang look at hiring the same company used for this year’s Singapore Grand Prix, which will be the first to be held at night. Elsewhere Nigel Stepney gets a new job, Max Mosley and Jackie Stewart continue [...]
The questions that remain over the espionage scandal (1/2) 14th September 2007, 22:31
The extraordinary news of yesterday’s decision and the shocking details published by the FIA today have shed new light on the complicated espionage scandal. Although we now know far more than before, many questions remain – some of which we may not see an answer to for a long time, especially if McLaren declines its [...]