McLaren Chairman Ron Dennis is convinced that he remains the right man to lead the McLaren Honda Formula One team despite the fact the Woking based outfit have just come off the back of their worst season in their 57 year history.
The outfit who teamed up with Honda for the first time since the early 1990’s finished the 2015 F1 season in 9th place in the championship on 27 points with their best result coming at the Hungarian Grand Prix. The team also saw the return of Fernando Alonso to the outfit.
When asked about his future Dennis commented by saying:
I feel I am extremely healthy, as far as I know. I look after myself, I don’t get ‘falling over’ tired. I am highly motivated, and I will die with ambition. I will always be ambitious. Formula 1 is changing, but it isn’t my challenge. It’s a challenge where I choose the right people to do a particular job. Be under no illusion: I am as motivated and as focused as I’ve ever been, and I’m contributing to the future of McLaren, and that’s my objective. Providing my visions are shared, then this is where I’ll be.
Dennis’ comments come after Red Bull Racing suggested earlier this week that their believe that McLaren and Scuderia Toro Rosso could pose a real challenge for them in 2016.
Dennis went on to say that he feels that the people that the team have coming in over the next years outweighs the people that the company have lost over the last two years. The team have also been dealt a number of financial blows in recent season’s losing sponsors like Vodafone, Hugo Boss and Johnnie Walker.
However despite the losses they have gained staff such a Racing Director Eric Bouiller who joined the outfit last season and has lead the overhaul of the team structure with the help of Dennis.