Ron's gone. Sold his shares and cut all ties with McLaren.
I think it's a bit sad after how he built that company from nothing. There's plenty not to like about him, Spa wing comes immediately to mind. His stickler for detail. ( I knew an engineer who contract worked for McLaren and boy was he a stickler!) but maybe some of those traits in him I dislike are also what helped him succeed.
I admired him not giving in to the vindictive, jealouse despot Mosley who went after him using his position to carry out a personal vendetta against him. I was incensed about the ridiculous fine imposed because Alfonso texted data. I remain convinced that Ron somehow had a hand in exposing Mosleys deviant sexual activities as payback. (remember my Silverstone Tshirt about that :hehe:) So mixed emotions for me regarding Ron Dennis. But sad to see him go...........unless his plan is to start another team ? There are rumours.
Same here, Ron Dennis is a household name in F1 and as big as Ross Brawn if not bigger. I wish he stayed in some form in F1 but after the shitstorm he's gone through the past few years maybe he'd want to close this chapter completely. Wish him all the best for his future endeavors.
The last year McLaren won a race they still had Lewis Frikkin Hamilton. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
I think a decision was made at McLaren that they could not reinvent themselves with Ron at the helm. Similar to Liberty Media ousting Bernie. Sometimes it's best to start fresh, new perspective, a focus unburdened with the ways of the past.
When you are torn between choices, always pick the one that will make the best story. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯