APRIL 15, 2009

Ron Dennis to stand down?

Ron Dennis will hold a press conference in Woking in a few hours and there is speculation that he will stand down from all involvement in the McLaren Formula 1 team. People will draw their own conclusions about why this is happening.

There is bound to be speculation that there has been some kind of a back room deal to remove Dennis from the team so that it can go on competing in F1 without an FIA sanction. Dennis's battles with the federation have been well chronicled and there is bound to be a perception that this is just another round of that long-running saga. Perhaps it is the final battle, perhaps not. The good news is that it will almost certainly mean that McLaren will be around for the whole World Championship, even though the cars are not very competitive at the moment.