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Ron Dennis

Ron Dennis, Monaco GP, 30th May, 1981. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2010. Used with permission.

Ron Dennis, Monaco GP, 30th May, 1981. Copyright LAT Photographic 2010. Used with permission.

Ron Dennis, Goodwood Festival of Speed, 2nd July 2017. Copyright Gergely Gabris, 2017. Used with Permission

Ron Dennis, Goodwood Festival of Speed, 2nd July 2017. Copyright Gergely Gabris, 2017. Used with Permission

Born:

01 Jun 1947
Woking, Surrey

Nationality:

Great Britain

Teams:

McLaren (1980-2009)

Former mechanic with Cooper and Brabham, who is best known for being the long-serving boss of McLaren. Initially Dennis, with his friend Neil Trundle, attempted to enter the Rondel car in Formula 1 but when this fell through he entered teams in Formula 2 and Formula 3 before taking over at McLaren in 1980. Dennis then built the team up to be extremely successful with multiple driver and constructor title's. Dennis stepped down from the team principal role in 2009 to focus on the road car division. In 2014, Dennis became group CEO and Chairman, but in 2016, stepped down from being the head of McLaren, but he still had a 25% stake in the business for a few months before cutting all ties, leaving them in 2018. Dennis still concentrates on his interests in catering and has a lot of business connections in Asia.

Biography last updated 1 Mar 2018