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Ecclestone gives his support to Ron Dennis

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24/10/2016

F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone has thrown his weight behind Ron Dennis whose future at McLaren appears uncertain.

Following claims last week that his contract at McLaren may not be renewed at the end of the year, Ron Dennis remained the centre of intense speculation for much of the United States Grand Prix weekend.

Unable to raise the necessary funding to buy out his partners, who between them own the remaining 75% of the company, many feel that the Briton's days with the team are numbered.

Ironically, this comes at a time Dennis celebrates the fact that it is 50 years since he first attended a Grand Prix, when as a 19-year-old he flew out to Mexico to work on a fifth car entered by Cooper for local hero Moises Solana.

Leaping to Dennis' defence in Austin was a man who has seen off more than his own fair share of rebellions and Machiavellian plots, Bernie Ecclestone.

"If I was going to run a team I'd like to have Ron with me," he told Reuters. "I think he does a good job.

"Anyone that chucks him out is stupid," he continued. "He's dedicated.

"I think we ought to try and support him so they don't get rid of him," he concluded.

Check out our Sunday gallery from Austin, here.

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1. Posted by Raltrt4, 28/10/2016 2:50

"If Ron gets the push from McLaren perhaps he could offer his services to Ferrari as they certainly need sorting out. I'm sure he and Sergio M. would get on like a house on fire..........clash of the egos?"

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2. Posted by ColliAle, 25/10/2016 13:01

"Ron Dennis for F1 Supremo?"

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3. Posted by You Started It!!, 24/10/2016 15:32

"I'm pretty damn sure I've read reports of Bernie sticking the boot into Ron Denis in the past! I think it was the Ferrari gate scandal from many years again.
Regardless, I don't feel sorry for him. He's a had a good crack at the whip, made a few gaffs, and now it's time to get someone else in. He's unbelievable rich so don't feel sorry for him!
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