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#1 Bleu

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Posted 06 June 2021 - 10:06

Mansour Oijeh has passed away:

https://twitter.com/...478983628333060



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#2 kumo7

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Posted 06 June 2021 - 10:08

Mansour Oijeh has passed away:

https://twitter.com/...478983628333060

 

RIP Mansour, I hope your passion and belief will turn into result today. 



#3 BertoC

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Posted 06 June 2021 - 10:10

Mansour Oijeh has passed away:
https://twitter.com/...478983628333060

RIP :(

#4 bogi

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Posted 06 June 2021 - 10:15

This weekend is only getting worse.

Rest in peace Mansour

#5 SophieB

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Posted 06 June 2021 - 10:20

This is very sad news. He is such a significant figure in McLaren and F1 that I’ve split it out of the team thread, I hope you are okay with that. 
 

A shame he had that very bitter fallout with Ron Dennis, I’m sure he had his reasons but it’s sad they couldn’t be reconciled.



#6 PlayboyRacer

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Posted 06 June 2021 - 10:25

An integral part of McLaren during the halcyon days of the 1980's and beyond. Very much influential in turning them into a powerhouse. Sad to hear.

RIP

#7 TheAviator

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Posted 06 June 2021 - 10:28

RIP :(

#8 H0R

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Posted 06 June 2021 - 10:29

Oh boy, this is sad in so many regards.

As Sophie stated it is a tragedy that Ron and him never could clear the air between them - at least to my knowledge.

The repercussions on the team can be significant. Mansour was the silent voice of reason behind many decisions and his connections to the Bahrainis all in all made the survival of the team possible, probably more than once.

 

A huge loss of a man whose importance can not be overrated.



#9 jjcale

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Posted 06 June 2021 - 10:30

Very sad news.

 

I hope it was a good passing.

 

RIP



#10 JimmyClark

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Posted 06 June 2021 - 10:34

Very sad news, although strangely I thought he hs already passed a while ago.

Edited by JimmyClark, 06 June 2021 - 10:34.


#11 Sam1

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Posted 06 June 2021 - 10:38

RIP Mansour, I always liked his flamboyant style 



#12 GlenWatkins

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Posted 06 June 2021 - 10:40

Sad indeed.  RIP.



#13 Marklar

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Posted 06 June 2021 - 11:00

way to soon RIP

#14 Bleu

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Posted 06 June 2021 - 11:03

One of the times he was McLaren team representative on the podium.

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#15 SophieB

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Posted 06 June 2021 - 11:28

Via the BBC:

 

McLaren Racing chief executive officer Zak Brown said: "Mansour was a true racer in every sense. Ultra-competitive, determined, passionate and, above all, perhaps his defining characteristic: sporting. No matter the intensity of the battle, Mansour always put sport first.

"Mansour was a titan of our sport, yet modest, unassuming and disarming to all he encountered. His easy manner, sharp wit and warm humour touched all those who were fortunate to know him."

A joint statement from Mercedes F1 team principal Toto Wolff and parent company Daimler's chair Ola Kallenius said: "Mansour was a business icon with a deep passion for racing. 

"Together with Ron Dennis at McLaren, he set a new benchmark for how a Formula One team could be run, and Mercedes enjoyed iconic moments together with them over many years of partnership.

"Mansour was also a tenacious fighter - and a true and loyal friend. He will be sadly missed."

F1 president Stefano Domenicali said: "He was someone with incredible talent, passion and energy and was a giant of our sport. I will miss him greatly and so will the whole F1 community."

Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso, who raced for McLaren in 2007 and again from 2015 to 2018, said: "So sad for this. One of the best people I have ever met in this sport and a man with a big heart. Will be truly missed."


https://www.bbc.co.u...rmula1/57375588
 

#16 Disgrace

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Posted 06 June 2021 - 11:31

RIP. I was very briefly friends with his son long ago. Thoughts go out to the family.



#17 SophieB

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Posted 06 June 2021 - 11:44

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Deeply sad to read this devastating news. An Incredible friend and true gentleman is gone. Thank you Mansour, for all your support over the years. My thoughts are with Ojjeh family



#18 pRy

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Posted 06 June 2021 - 11:46

RIP. Clearly a very nice guy and extremely well liked by the paddock.



#19 pacificquay

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Posted 06 June 2021 - 11:53

Very sad news. 
 

Mansour and Ron made McLaren THE team.

 

The best tribute to him is that Zak is in the process of getting it back there.



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#20 JacnGille

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Posted 06 June 2021 - 14:07

Sad news



#21 RekF1

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Posted 06 June 2021 - 14:50

Horner just dedicated the win to Mansour. Nice touch.

#22 Viryfan

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Posted 06 June 2021 - 15:21

RIP

#23 Borko

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Posted 06 June 2021 - 15:25

Thanks for everything Mansour.

#24 CoolBreeze

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Posted 11 June 2021 - 07:54

I find it weird that Ron has been silent. I actually wonder how bad things were between them. 



#25 RainyAfterlifeDaylight

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Posted 11 June 2021 - 11:21

For an outsider like me who had no idea who Mansour Ojjeh was, watching him on the pit lane, during track walks, behind the scenes and etcetera, everything about him looked so special to me. His manner, his fashion taste, his humbleness and on top of those characteristics, a vague sign that always tells you "He looks like a giant" despite Mansour Ojjeh always hiding it.