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#1 Mika Mika

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 09:40

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#2 Ruf

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 09:42

Norbert Haug. Now!

#3 HP

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 09:46

Ron Dennis to be back leading the team for a while.

#4 RoutariEnjinu

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 09:49

1+ for Haug.

#5 trenchcoat

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 09:52

Originally posted by Ruf
Norbert Haug. Now!



He is an employee of Mercedes - i cant see him runing things from Woking @ McLaren.

#6 Slowinfastout

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 09:53

Max Mosley's wife.

Let's play it safe.

#7 Oblivion

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 09:53

I think Martin will not quit...

#8 Ruf

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 09:54

Originally posted by trenchcoat



He is an employee of Mercedes - i cant see him runing things from Woking @ McLaren.

Why not, Mercedes already has majority in McLaren. And after certain events in past few years they might decide that enough is enough and take over the operation completely.

#9 taran

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 10:12

Niki Lauda ;)


Seriously, Dennis would be the most likely person but he isn't the only person with shares in the company. If the other shareholders feel the organization needs a clean sweep they might bring in a new broom.

That could be anyone, from a former driver with management experience (like Niki Lauda or even Alain Prost) or a business suit guru who gets paid ridiculous amounts to instill either common sense or a weird business zen philosophy.

#10 Guizotia

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 10:23

Originally posted by Ruf
Why not, Mercedes already has majority in McLaren. And after certain events in past few years they might decide that enough is enough and take over the operation completely.


I think it should be someone from Mercedes. I can't explain why but I think this would be good for the team.

#11 Gareth

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 10:25

Ryan.

Control freak? Tick.

Inability to tell an unspun truth? Tick.

Perfect man for the job.

#12 Ruf

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 10:31

:lol:

#13 pUs

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 10:53

I guess one of their problems could be a culture of arrogance. All this mess could so easily have been avoided just by being open. What is the problem with that?

Having said that, this might go for other teams as well, but quite frankly it's beyond belief how senior people within a serious organization can behave so extremely stupid.

That goes for Hamilton as well, he never told anybody he was sorry until the world knew what had actually happened. I guess he would have been all happy and delighted with his third place if none of this would have come out. You can't have it both ways - saying you never lie, and at the same time admitting having lied because he was ordered to is a bit weird.

#14 bystander31

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 10:58

Lewis.

#15 MegaManson

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 11:00

Tom Walkinshaw or Eddie Jordan

Both would fit in perfectly with the McLaren culture given their history of lying

#16 Monad

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 11:01

Originally posted by pUs
I guess one of their problems could be a culture of arrogance. All this mess could so easily have been avoided just by being open. What is the problem with that?

Having said that, this might go for other teams as well, but quite frankly it's beyond belief how senior people within a serious organization can behave so extremely stupid.

That goes for Hamilton as well, he never told anybody he was sorry until the world knew what had actually happened. I guess he would have been all happy and delighted with his third place if none of this would have come out. You can't have it both ways - saying you never lie, and at the same time admitting having lied because he was ordered to is a bit weird.


Yes but you have to admit is a little difficult not to lie also. If you are a young driver who trust his team got out of the car after two hours of hard racing and you have all those corporate 50 year olds that pay your salary telling you to say something and they even send one of them with you, that says that staff and puts you in a position that you have to call him a liar to say any different then it's not easy.

Can you imagine if Lewis went in there and that Ryan guy said his story and then Lewis responded. No he is lying.

#17 Madras

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 11:02

Basil Fawlty

#18 RedBaron

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 11:06

Jean Todt.

#19 Monad

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 11:09

Bernies ex wife.

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#20 Mika Mika

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 11:09

Mika ;)

#21 JPW

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 11:10

Time for Mercedes to take over with Haug at the pitwall and that Merc guy Källenius running Paragon.

#22 DCult

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 11:10

Originally posted by RedBaron
Jean Todt.



Good idea! Max will be tempted to gift him a few championships as head of McLaren like the Ferrari days instead of the FIA presidency to prove how much a "failure" Ron was.

#23 MegaManson

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 11:12

I expect they would go for Richards though

Prodrive and McLaren had a business relationship over the planned F1 Prodrive entry

#24 Bernd Rosemeyer

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 11:19

Originally posted by trenchcoat



He is an employee of Mercedes - i cant see him runing things from Woking @ McLaren.


What if Mercedes buys McLaren then?

#25 femi

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 11:21

Waste of space really, it's not going to happen.

#26 JPW

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 11:22

Originally posted by Bernd Rosemeyer

What if Mercedes buys McLaren then?

Sell your shares now Ron & Mansour or Mercedes will go and buy Brawn ;)

#27 VoidNT

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 11:23

Originally posted by JPW
Time for Mercedes to take over with Haug at the pitwall and that Merc guy Källenius running Paragon.


Ola is an engine guy, McLaren needs someone who knows everything and can manage a whole racing team. Whitmarsh is not only a speaking head, he is a pivotal member of McLaren process for years.

Dennis can return, or Haug can take a leading role, but it's doubtful they can get all the responsibilities Whitmarsh has. At the moment only one possible candidature to take the role of the operational leader - Jonathan Neale, but he hasn't been trained like Whitmarsh and has less experience than Whitmarsh.

#28 peroa

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 11:25

Originally posted by Ruf
Why not, Mercedes already has majority in McLaren.


I`m sure you will find out that this is not the case.

#29 JPW

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 11:36

Originally posted by VoidNT

Ola is an engine guy, McLaren needs someone who knows everything and can manage a whole racing team. Whitmarsh is not only a speaking head, he is a pivotal member of McLaren process for years.

I think that most of all Ola is a competent manager, with him at the helm at Paragon and Haug overseeing the racing team they would be far better of than with the muppets that are running the show now.
It's not like it can get any worse.