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#1 john aston

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Posted 09 June 2021 - 11:31

...is in The Times today. Interesting read. I hadn't known that amongst his many other activities he was involved in arms dealing  . 



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#2 Michael Ferner

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Posted 09 June 2021 - 12:18

Sad to hear that he died. But, wasn't TAG originally a company specializing in high tech weaponry?



#3 tampaguy

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Posted 10 June 2021 - 20:05

How else does one finance a F1 entrant while living in the desert ?



#4 Guido22

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Posted 10 June 2021 - 23:24

I bet Ron Dennis is relieved..........



#5 Myhinpaa

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Posted 10 June 2021 - 23:42

The company Mansou Ojjeh's father started in '77 was Techniques d'Avant Garde, later TAG Group (Holdings) SA was based in Luxembourg.

One branch is involved in private jets, apart from aviation and wrist watches they don't seem to have been officially involved in the arms industry.

There are many other companies with "TAG" in their name, one in the US is heavily involved in both aerospace and defence, TAG Holdings LLC.

 

The story about the feud between Ojjeh and Dennis that led to the latter's departure from McLaren etc., summed up by the BBC at the time.

 

https://www.bbc.com/...rmula1/38000198



#6 Nigel Beresford

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Posted 11 June 2021 - 12:43

I bet Ron Dennis is relieved..........

 

What, that somebody died? This does not serve you well, whoever you are.



#7 F1matt

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Posted 11 June 2021 - 13:11

Has Ron Dennis issued any form of statement since Mansour Ojjeh died? I appreciate they had a big falling out but they had such a big history I would have thought he would have issued something.  Such a shame that they couldn't reconcile before his passing. 



#8 D-Type

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Posted 11 June 2021 - 17:41

RIP Mansour Ojjeh, one of the architects of modern F1.

 

I do wonder whether McLaren will survive the loss.  When they lost their "old man", Ferrari survived - but Lotus didn't.  Admittedly neither is directly comparable to McLaren.



#9 PCC

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Posted 12 June 2021 - 14:52

RIP Mansour Ojjeh, one of the architects of modern F1.

 

I do wonder whether McLaren will survive the loss.  When they lost their "old man", Ferrari survived - but Lotus didn't.  Admittedly neither is directly comparable to McLaren.

McLaren lost their 'Old Man' 51 years ago this month. They'll survive this one.



#10 Michael Ferner

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Posted 12 June 2021 - 15:00

So, Ojeh took over from Dennis at McLaren? What happened, in a nutshell?



#11 pacificquay

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Posted 13 June 2021 - 10:25

So, Ojeh took over from Dennis at McLaren? What happened, in a nutshell?

No, he didn’t.

 

https://www.bbc.co.u...rmula1/38000198 is a good explainer.



#12 Michael Ferner

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Posted 13 June 2021 - 11:51

Thanks for that. The author makes a bit of a song and dance about not being able (allowed?) to report on the reasons for the fallout, can someone step in and explain?



#13 Myhinpaa

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Posted 13 June 2021 - 13:36

The company Mansou Ojjeh's father started in '77 was Techniques d'Avant Garde, later TAG Group (Holdings) SA was based in Luxembourg.

One branch is involved in private jets, apart from aviation and wrist watches they don't seem to have been officially involved in the arms industry.

There are many other companies with "TAG" in their name, one in the US is heavily involved in both aerospace and defence, TAG Holdings LLC.

 

The story about the feud between Ojjeh and Dennis that led to the latter's departure from McLaren etc., summed up by the BBC at the time.

 

https://www.bbc.com/...rmula1/38000198



#14 SamoanAttorney

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Posted 13 June 2021 - 15:22

Joe Saward is his usual excellent self and gives an overview.

 

Each felt the other had betrayed them, a real shame after such a productive partnership.

 

https://joesaward.wo...jjeh-1952-2021/