You took control of McLaren in the early 1980s. The team had already won world championships in 1974 [with Emerson Fittipaldi] and 1976 [with James Hunt] and was an established contender, despite having faded somewhat from 1978 onwards. What were your thoughts regarding McLaren at that time? Ron Dennis:
Well, it's difficult for me to comment with a great deal of impartiality. Also, of course, I was busy running my own race teams during the late 1970s – my teams were running in Formula 2 and Formula 3 and were building and racing ProCars for BMW – so there wasn't a lot of time for me to reflect on what was happening in Formula 1, even though it was resolutely my target to get into...
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