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Dennis back at McLaren, pledges winning return

PARIS, Jan 16, 2014 (AFP) - Former team principal Ron Dennis was on Thursday named as McLaren's chief executive charged with resurrecting the fortunes of the ailing Formula One giants. Dennis, 66, who is already the chairman of the McLaren Group, was in charge of the team from 1982 until 2009, helping to mastermind 10 world drivers titles and seven constructors crowns from the pit-wall. But last year, under new principal Martin Whitmarsh, McLaren endured their worst season for three decades, failing to score a podium finish for the first time since 1980. Whitmarsh had also held the position of chief executive. "My fellow shareholders have mandated me to write an...
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