Dennis forced out of McLaren after 35 years

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Ron Dennis has been forced out as chairman and chief executive of McLaren, bringing to an end the Briton's 35-year involvement with one of Formula One's top teams.

The 69-year-old relinquished his duties on Tuesday following a decision by the majority shareholders to place him on 'gardening leave' until his contract expires in mid-January.

Dennis said he was disappointed the shareholders had "forced through this decision... despite the strong warnings from the rest of the management team about the potential consequences of their actions on the business.

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