Cape Town - McLaren have hit back at a report in the Independent
newspaper claiming that Mansour Ojjeh has left the team, saying it is
Earlier this week, Independent journalist Christian Sylt
published an article entitled 'McLaren chief unexpectedly resigns as F1 team
continues to struggle.'
The article, which has since been deleted, angered McLaren.
The team told RaceFans.net that the "the story in the
UK’s Independent by Christian Sylt is entirely misleading" and that
"Mansour Ojjeh has not left the business and remains a director of McLaren
Group, the second largest shareholder and a fully involved member of the
Executive Committee of McLaren."
The Woking team added that "it is "in the process
of simplifying our corporate structure following the reorganisation of the
group last year.
"An important part of this has been the decision of the
McLaren Group to populate its operating subsidiary company boards with purely
executive directors, rather than some non-executives, hence the various
resignations. Mansour is simply one of those non-executive directors.
"However, the executive directors that have all decided
to resign from the subsidiary company boards obviously remain as directors of
the parent company, McLaren Group Limited.
"Nothing in practice has changed other than a decision
that makes for a more efficient and practical process."