McLaren chairman Ron Dennis is fully aware of how hard the Woking based outfit are working in order to improve the performance. The team confirmed this after British media reported that the former Team Principal suggested during the team’s Spanish Grand Prix debrief that he had given Racing Director Eric Boullier
‘A good kick in the a**’
McLaren Honda managed to get just one car to the finish last time out with Jenson Button ending the race in 16th place one lap down on race winner Nico Rosberg while Fernando Alonso was forced to retire from the race as a result of brake failure.
The team have confirmed that the quote above which was printed in a British newspaper was meant as a humorous comment from Mr Dennis and that it has been taken out of context as is the case in a lot of media reporting in that media are looking for a certain reaction so they spin something in a certain way.
The team have confirmed that far from kicking butts, Ron Dennis is in fact working closely with Eric Boullier to bring in the operational and structural changes necessary in order to bring the team back to the front of Formula One.
The fact of the matter is that McLaren would not have entered into a partnership with Honda if they did not believe 100% that they would be successful with the Japanese manufacturer.
McLaren went on to say that Ron Dennis is extremely appreciative of the hard work been done by the team in Woking and Honda in Japan and at their base in Milton Keynes, England. Fernando Alonso believes that the team could potentially be in a position to challenge for points in Monaco this weekend.
© Ben Johnston 2015