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OCTOBER 20, 1997

Management shake-up at McLaren

THERE has been a change in the management structure at McLaren with Ron Dennis becoming chairman of the TAG/McLaren Holdings Ltd. and giving up his role as managing-director of McLaren International. He is to be replaced by the team's operations director Martin Whitmarsh.

It remains to be seen whether the change is a significant one for the team or whether Dennis will simply continue to direct operations as he has done in the past.

In his new role Dennis will be responsible for overseeing not only the McLaren F1 team, but also the TAG Electronics, TAGÊMcLaren Marketing and the various companies associated with road cars.

Whitmarsh has been with McLaren since July 1990, having joined the team from British Aerospace when the company closed down its operations in Weybridge.