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OCTOBER 21, 2006

Ron and Mansour go to Stuttgart

Ron Dennis and his McLaren partner Mansour Ojjeh went to Mercedes-Benz headquarters in Stuttgart last Wednesday for a meeting with DaimlerChrysler bosses. There were rumours that a deal has been struck to sell the remaining 60% of the business to the German car manufacturer but our sources say that these reports are wide of the mark although the meeting was almost certainly part of a negotiating process with that aim in mind. We hear that the two parties are still some way apart in terms of numbers but the intention seems to be to do a deal which will leave the team in German hands.