Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Back up plan in place at McLaren if Fallows does not join the team

(McLaren Mercedes)

McLaren Racing Director Eric Boullier has confirmed that the Woking based team have a contingency plan in place should the outfit fail in their bid to get Dan Fallows to go to the team.

McLaren chairman Ron Dennis confirmed in China at the weekend that Red Bull Racing have yet to respond to his email's regarding the Fallows situation. He also confirmed that Christian Horner has not responded to an invitation to sit down and discuss the matter. Dennis also stated that it has now gone to the McLaren's lawyers.

Fallows was set to join McLaren this season but instead has been promoted to the position of Red Bull Racing's head of aerodynamics, a position held by Peter Pedromou who has been placed on gardening leave by the Milton Keynes based team before he joins McLaren. The Woking based team have insisted however that Fallows has a legally binding contract with them which was signed in September of last year.

Boullier stated: 

'We have to deal without him today so we have to consider all of the scenarios, But also we have to consider the scenario that he will never be back or he will never join us, so we are implementing what we have to do and we have already.'

Boullier revealed that whatever happens the new appointment will come from outside the team. McLaren will be hoping that they will be able to appear on the podium in Spain  in two weeks time after failing to score point's in the last two race's.

©Ben Johnston 2014

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