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FEBRUARY 19, 2005

McLaren and Formula 1

McLaren is working towards a situation in which it will not have to be in Formula 1 in 2008 if it does not want to be. Team boss Ron Dennis told F1 journalists that if the current situation does not change the team could withdraw from F1 but would go on racing in another formula.

"We want to have the choice to take McLaren out of Formula 1," Dennis said.

Traditionally it has always been Ferrari which threatened to leave F1 but it seems that McLaren wants to flex its muscles. Whether this is a viable argument remains to be seen - but in the interim it makes for good copy.