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Ron Dennis

The Talented New Zealander who pioneered the name McLaren

McLaren's new road car rightly touts its heritage as part of a tradition of high performance road and racing cars. The name McLaren comes from company founder, Bruce McLaren, a talented New Zealand racing driver and brilliant engineer.

Monday, 21 November, 2011, 12:00am

Pit Stop

Imagine the scene at the first grand prix of next season. The big, shiny motorhomes of Ferrari, BMW Sauber and Renault huddle together sparkling in Melbourne's autumn sunshine. At the other end are the more humble abodes of the likes of Spyker, Super Aguri and Prodrive.

26 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Pit Stop

Question: when are team orders not team orders? When it's called 'team strategy'. That's what McLaren called their decision to tell their drivers to back off and not fight each other for the lead at Monaco a fortnight ago. It seems McLaren, and Ron Dennis in particular, have very short memories.

6 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Pit Stop

The Malaysian Grand Prix wasn't the most thrilling race, but the start and finish were fascinating and illuminating for the future of the sport. When I say future, I mean Lewis Hamilton. At the start the young Briton showed why he is such a bright talent by blasting past the two Ferraris, and out-braking them before tucking in behind teammate Fernando Alonso.

11 Apr 2007 - 12:00am