Ron Dennis Could Return to the Pitwall

The Formula One TimesCorrespondent IJune 26, 2009

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 26:  Former McLaren Mercedes Team Principal Ron Dennis is seen in the paddock during previews to the Australian Formula One Grand Prix at the Albert Park Circuit on March 26, 2009 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

With the departure of Ron Dennis earlier this year, the stepping-down of current FIA President Max Mosley could pave the way for former McLaren team principals return.

Ron stepped down after a turbulent Australian GP at the beginning of the 2009 season, which saw Lewis Hamilton called before the stewards for lying about a racing incident. This also saw the departure of Dave Ryan who has also made a return, seen entering the Ferrari motor home at Silverstone.

The move was seen as a peace offering to Max Mosley, with the two having a shady history. The move looked to have worked as the FIA were lenient on McLaren by usual standards, with just a three-race suspended ban being offered as punishment.

Ron Dennis may now feel he can enjoy racing again, without the worries Max presents. A source within McLaren told The Times that, “Racegoers might be seeing a little more of him from now.”

The team, however, has noted that Dennis will not be taking over his old duties as team principal.