Team supremo Ron Dennis has replaced Whitmarsh as McLaren Group chief executive, Eric Boullier is effectively the new team principal, and it is believed 55-year-old Whitmarsh is not in the running to fill the newly-created role as Formula 1 CEO.Martin Whitmarsh, McLaren
According to the paddock grapevine, the German manufacturer has an early performance head-start over its turbo V6-producing rivals Renault and Ferrari.Formula 1, Martin Whitmarsh, McLaren, Mercedes
Her family led the tribute, stating: “Dear friends. Maria has left us. She had to go to heaven like all angels.
“We are thankful to God for the extra year and a half that he left her with us,” the de Villota family said, referencing a 2012 testing crash which left her with severe head injuries and resulted in the loss of her right eye.Formula 1, Japanese GP, Jean Todt, Jenson Button, Maria de Villota, Martin Whitmarsh, Marussia, Sergio Perez, Susie Wolff