Legend Dennis brings curtain down on McLaren affair

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Formula One legend Ron Dennis' 37 year relationship with McLaren ended today with the announcement he is stepping down as chairman and has sold his 25% stake in the McLaren Technology Group.

The 70-year-old's announcement will come as no surprise after he was placed on 'gardening leave' last November as his relationship with his fellow shareholders deteriorated beyond repair.

Dennis -- who helped guide the likes of Lewis Hamilton and Ayrton Senna to the world title -- said he was pleased to have come to an agreement that would allow him to focus on his other interests.

"I am very pleased to have reached agreement with my fellow McLaren shareholders," Dennis said.

"It represents a fitting end to my time at McLaren, and will enable me to focus on my other interests.

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