McLaren Group Chief Executive Officer Ron Dennis has confirmed that his team is set to take rivals Red Bull Racing to the High court in London over a dispute regarding the services of Aero man Dan Fallows.
Red Bull announced recently that Fallows was returning to the Milton Keynes based team to replace the McLaren bound Peter Pedromou. Speaking to the media Ron Dennis said that Fallows signed a contract with the Woking based team in September of last year and was due to start work with the team last month.
It now appears that the dispute between the two teams will be settled in the courts as Dennis, who is in attendance at this weekend's Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai confirmed:
'Sadly, it's now likely that McLaren will have no alternative other than to pursue a High Court action against Red Bull, which will ask very serious questions as to that team's integrity and sense of fair play'.
McLaren have been working extremely hard behind the scene's to ensure that it returns to competitiveness as soon as possible first with Ron Dennis returning to the team. He in turn announced the arrival of Eric Boullier to the team as their new Racing Director along with a number of other high profile signings including Ciaron Pilbeam from Lotus.
Red Bull have yet to respond to McLaren over the situation with Fallows. McLaren are currently in third place in the Constructors championship, 8 point's ahead of Red Bull Racing.
McLaren had a difficult qualifying session for tomorrow's Chinese Grand Prix as Jenson Button will start the race from 12th on the grid alongside Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen while Kevin Magnussen will start the race from 15th place. Meanwhile Red Bull Racing's Daniel Ricciardo will start from second while reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel will start the race from third just ahead of the Mercedes of Nico Rosberg.
©Ben Johnston 2014