McLaren drivers rubbish Whitmarsh axe reports

By on Friday, July 22, 2011

Jul.22 (GMM) McLaren's race drivers have rubbished speculation they might soon have a new team boss.

The Woking based team's managing director Jonathan Neale this week said rumours Martin Whitmarsh might lose his job was "part of the media circus" of a disappointing home performance at Silverstone recently.

Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button have now also publicly backed Whitmarsh amid rumours Ron Dennis might be looking to return to his post at the helm of the famous British team.

"There's no chance of that," Hamilton told the Daily Star when asked about reports of Whitmarsh's possible demise.

"There is a better atmosphere within the team than there ever has been, it is constantly growing.

"I am certain there are no plans for him to go anywhere."

Teammate Button agrees: "It was said people are unsure of his (Whitmarsh's) position within the team, the engineers and mechanics. That's absolute rubbish."


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