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Motor racing: Button backs Dennis to get McLaren back on track

Published on Jan 25, 2014 5:57 AM
 
Formula One driver Jenson Button is seen in the Mclaren pits on Nov 22, 2013 during the free practices at the Interlagos racetrack in Sao Paulo, Brazil ahead of the Brazilian GP on Sunday. Button expects Ron Dennis to restore McLaren to its' former glory after returning to take overall charge of the Formula One team. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (AFP) - Former world champion Jenson Button expects Ron Dennis to restore McLaren to its' former glory after returning to take overall charge of the Formula One team.

Dennis is back in his former role as McLaren's chief executive officer after ousting Martin Whitmarsh in a shareholders' vote last week.

The 66-year-old has been given a mandate to conduct a thorough review of McLaren's operations and the first major change is set to be the replacement of team principal Whitmarsh, who has suffered five unsuccessful years in charge.

Eric Boullier has been widely tipped to take the post after resigning from his team principal role at Lotus on Friday.

 
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