Tag Archive: Martin Whitmarsh

Aug 02

Whitmarsh finally leaves McLaren

Martin Whitmarsh is no longer part of McLaren.

2013-06-09_0007 The Woking team’s long-time chief was removed from office by returning chairman Ron Dennis before the season began, as Eric Boullier joined from Lotus.
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Apr 22

McLaren should focus on track, not court – Horner

“With the changes that happened at McLaren he decided he didn’t want to join”

2014-04-20 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - China - Christian Horner Red Bull has advised McLaren to focus on upping its game rather than taking the reigning world champions to court. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 20

Ousted boss Martin Whitmarsh could walk away from McLaren with a $10 million payout.

Whitmarsh set for $10m McLaren payout – report

2013-06-09_0007 Last month, when Eric Boullier became the British team’s new chief in the wake of supremo Ron Dennis’ return to power, it was rumoured Whitmarsh agreed not to speak to the media while his contract payout is negotiated. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 18

Boullier denies Dennis already interfering

Dennis was spotted walking to the pitwall, apparently to tell Boullier what to do 

2014-03-17 - McLaren Mercedes - Australia - Eric Boullier 01 Eric Boullier insists McLaren ‘supremo’ Ron Dennis is letting him get on with his new job.
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Mar 14

Lotus promote from within for new team boss

Lotus’ new team boss is Federico Gastaldi

2014-02-22_0000 - Lotus F1 Team - Bahrain - Pastor Maldonado It had been reported that Citroen rally chief Olivier Quesnel, or perhaps even ousted McLaren boss Martin Whitmarsh, would be drafted in to fill the hole left by Eric Boullier’s departure. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 07

Ron Dennis is unapologetic as he vows to take McLaren back on the road to winning

Dennis vows to restore McLaren ‘focus’

2014-03-02_0012 - McLaren Mercedes - Bahrain - Jenson Button With the great British team just fifth overall in 2013, 66-year-old supremo Dennis wrestled back control from Martin Whitmarsh and trotted out the old line about even second place being “the first of the losers”. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 06

Still no news on Whitmarsh’s future

“For the moment there’s nothing to report”

2013-06-09_0007 A week before the F1 circus gathers in Melbourne for the 2014 opener, the fate of McLaren team boss Martin Whitmarsh is still not clear. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 28

F1 teams alliance FOTA disbanded

FOTA, the once unified and powerful alliance of formula one teams, has collapsed.

Fota logoIt emerged recently that, with top teams Red Bull and Ferrari already departed, membership fees were going unpaid and the exit of FOTA chiefs Martin Whitmarsh and Eric Boullier could drive the final nails in the coffin. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 17

The F1 teams group FOTA, once a powerful and influential alliance, is on the verge of collapse

Teams group FOTA set to collapse – report

2011-09-07 - The FOTA Fans Forum was held this evening at Pirelli's HQ in Milan That is the claim of the Telegraph newspaper, revealing that with membership fees already going unpaid, the absence of FOTA chairman Martin Whitmarsh could now be the final straw. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 13

Quesnel is new Lotus team boss – report

“We need to make a decision quickly” – Lopez

Olivier Quesnel-Citroën-WRC-11-2010 Olivier Quesnel is Lotus’ new team principal, according to the authoritative Italian publication Autosprint. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 11

Quesnel admits contact with Lotus’ Lopez

“We talked, and we did talk about the F1 team.”

Olivier Quesnel-Citroën-WRC-11-2010 Olivier Quesnel, the former Citroen and Peugeot rally boss, has admitted he has had contact with Lotus owner Gerard Lopez about becoming the Enstone team’s new sporting boss. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 05

Lotus owner says Whitmarsh ‘not only candidate’

“We have talked to at least three other people.”

2013-06-06_0266 Lotus team owner Gerard Lopez has played down reports McLaren refugee Martin Whitmarsh is definitely headed to Enstone. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 03

Ross Brawn announces retirement

Linked with McLaren and the great British team’s 2015 engine supplier Honda

Ross Brawn - Toto Wolff Despite earlier saying he would consider his F1 future during a sabbatical, Ross Brawn now insists he has definitively retired. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 29

McLaren confirms Boullier as ‘racing director’

“Eric will ultimately report to the chief executive officer of McLaren Racing”

2013-10-26 - Lotus F1 Team - Eric Boullier 01 As was widely predicted, Lotus’ newly-departed team boss Eric Boullier has moved to McLaren. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 27

Lotus in ‘contact’ with Whitmarsh – source

“There has been contact with Martin”

2013-06-08_0053 Deposed McLaren boss Martin Whitmarsh could switch to Lotus for 2014, an insider has confirmed. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 24

McLaren, Lotus fight over major sponsor – report

That move has ruffled some feathers at Enstone

 2014-01-24 - McLaren Mercedes MP4-29 7In the context of the death of Jenson Button’s father, a new spat between McLaren and Lotus is unlikely to rate high on his list of concerns. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 24

McLaren and Lotus reveal odd-nosed 2014 cars

The world of F1 is now in full 2014 mode, as two more new cars saw the light of day on Friday.

2014-01-24 - Lotus F1 Team E22Force India and Williams had already released images of their new ‘anteater’-nosed single seaters, and now the ‘nostril’-nosed silver and black McLaren MP4-29 has been launched online. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 24

McLaren rumours fire as Boullier leaves Lotus

Ron Dennis took back full control of the British grandee McLaren

2012-11-18_0013 Eric Boullier has leapt into hot contention to be McLaren’s new team boss, after leaving Lotus with immediate effect. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 24

Martin Whitmarsh will not be present as McLaren’s 2014 car is launched on Friday.

Sam Michael tipped to be new McLaren boss

2013-06-09_0143 That is the claim of Britain’s Daily Mail newspaper, following reports the team’s F1 boss for the past five years will also not attend the forthcoming Jerez test. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 22

McLaren ‘in good shape’ despite no title sponsor

McLaren is not a PLC, it does not have to “show a profit”.

2013-05-10 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - @McLarenF1 McLaren has confirmed it will not announce a replacement for departed title sponsor Vodafone when the 2014 car is officially launched on Friday. Read the rest of this entry »

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