F1 »

McLaren F1 'will win races this year' - Dennis

McLaren will win races in 2014 following changes implemented by returning group CEO Ron Dennis
Ron Dennis believes McLaren "will win races this year" as a result of the changes he is implementing at the team.

Dennis returned as Group CEO earlier this year, with Martin Whitmarsh making way and Eric Boullier essentially taking over the team principal role under the title of racing director.

Though Dennis would not go in to detail about the situation surrounding Whitmarsh, he highlighted his determination to return McLaren to winning ways after a podium-less 2013, and says the team can be successful during the last year of its deal with Mercedes.

"Being open and being committed I think is the best environment in which we can work with Mercedes, and that's how we will continue," Dennis told reporters including Crash.net at the McLaren Technology Centre. "We will win, I believe we will win races this year. I really believe that. How many we can win I don't know, how quickly we can win I don't know, but the focus and commitment that I've given to that part of the company is huge, but not to the detriment to the growth of the rest of the group.

"As I said to everybody some time ago, if everyone matches my own passion, commitment and focus then we will most definitely win. The company was a little unfit and it needs to get fit. There's pain to getting fit and so hopefully everybody has got the right mindset - and that's what it's about, mindset - to understand what we expect of each other and what I expect of them."

And Dennis said his determination to return the team to winning ways means he is prepared to move people on from McLaren if he doesn't feel they are buying in to his approach.

"It takes people time to understand what is expected of them and if they don't get there then they won't be with the company. But I will give everybody plenty of messages what I expect out of them and if they get the message then fine, and if they don't get the message then move on. It will take time to get to where I want to be."

Tagged as: Mclaren , Ron Dennis

Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Kevin Magnussen (DEN) McLaren MP4-29. 01.03.2014. Formula One Testing, Bahrain Test Two, Day Three, Sakhir, Bahrain.
Antonio Giovinazzi - Sauber F1 Team
McLaren - Honda MCL32
Stoffel Vandoorne, McLaren MCL32 F1 launch, [Credit: McLaren]
McLaren MCL32, McLaren-Honda, [Credit: McLaren]
Fernando Alonso - McLaren MCL32
McLaren MCL32
McLaren MCL32
McLaren MCL32
McLaren MCL32
McLaren MCL32
McLaren Honda MCL32
Ferrari SF70H
Ferrari SF70H
The Ferrari SF70H - Scuderia Ferrari
Ferrari SF70H, Ferrari launch [Credit: Ferrari]
Ferrari SF70H, Ferrari launch [Credit: Ferrari]
Ferrari SF70H

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.

© 1999 - 2017 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.