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ilovesushi

December 05, 2014 1:20 PM
Last Edited 14 days ago

F1 » McLaren fails to reach driver decision


From Googleplex Unless you have read McLaren's constitution, you don't know RD only has a 25% vote. The number of shares you hold is usually irrelevant to the votes at a meeting of directors. Ordinarily every director has one vote and the Chairman often has a casting vote in the event votes are equal. The number of shares you hold is usually only relevant to your voting power at shareholder meetings ( eg AGMs), not Board meetings. Actually, Google, assuming RD, Mansour Ojjeh and the Bahrainis have the same type of shares, and of course, they would in this situation, then the power to vote or veto a proposal is a direct function of the percentage of shares you hold. With 51% or more you can block anything you don't like. If Ojjeh 25%, and Bahrain 50%, prefer Jenson, which is what I am told, by someone at MTC, they can out vote RD who has 25%. Since this did not happen, obviously there must still be issues over signing Alonso, hence, no announcement re anything.

ilovesushi

December 05, 2014 8:33 AM

F1 » McLaren fails to reach driver decision


richard: jack. what i said is basically what sushi has said. dennis does not have the casting vote! it was a board meeting, and if 25 % say that one person is wanted, and 75% say the other, then the 25% cannot win. therefore the decision is NOT dennis's. irrespective of what he might have claimed! the final decision is by the board.
So why are all of these very successful, rich, intelligent and powerful people incapable of making the decision which is blindingly obvious to the rest of us and should have been taken months or weeks ago? Maybe Ferdi is messin' with their heads and won't sign until he gets everthing he wants, including being allowed to do Le Mans.

ilovesushi

December 05, 2014 8:21 AM
Last Edited 15 days ago

F1 » McLaren fails to reach driver decision


Zizzu10: I still have no answer to my question so I'll try again. All you keep hearing from the pundits is talk about how Jensons experience is vital for Honda to develop the power unit but no pundit is answering why after several years, all this experience and a Come on Jenson fans its a massive hole etc etc bla bla McL have quite a history of producing cars that were crap at the start of the season and which got better late in the year, as has been the case this year. Jenson took their last victory in Brazil 2012 in a great car which could have been tweaked for 2013. But the brilliant Paddy Lowe made fundamental changes and produced a dog, perhaps on purpose, since he was leaving for Merc. Hardly Jenson's fault, and dog number 2 for 2014 got better through JB saying what he needed to go faster, as his excellent results showed late in the season.

ilovesushi

December 05, 2014 7:37 AM
Last Edited 15 days ago

F1 » McLaren fails to reach driver decision


Actually, Bob, or is it Jane? Both Alonso and Hamilton, The two best drivers in the world, both say Jenson is a great driver, great racer, and should be in F1. Lewis said if he had a team he would want Jenson driving in it. I think, maybe, just maybe, Fernando and Lewis know a little but more about Jenson's capabilities than you do. Interesting. Someone here disagrees, with publicly quoted comments made by Fernando and Lewis, and thinks he knows better than they do. Some posters and voters here are clearly delusional.

ilovesushi

December 05, 2014 7:20 AM

F1 » McLaren fails to reach driver decision


Richard, I am surprised, you being very knowledgable. Dennis said, I have not made up my mind, during an interview in Abu Dhabi, and he said the final decision is his to make. Not his fault, so whose fault is it exactly? Ron Dennis is making McLaren a laughing stock. Something is going on here because we might at least have expected an announcement confirming Alonso, but again, nothing. Apparently Dennis is at loggerheads with his old friend Mansour, who is passionate about McL and a 25% shareholder for decades, then there is Mr Bahrain investor with 50%, who might be made of money, but doesn't really know that much about the inner workings of a major F1 team. I heard, from a friend who is an engineer at McL that Dennis wants Kevin, but that Mansour and Bahrain want Jenson. With 75% of the stock, against the 25% held by Dennis, I would have imagined that they simply outvote him and take the decision. This is a PR disaster for McL, which will not help to bring in a title sponsor. If I


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