As head of the McLaren Group, Ron Dennis has been responsible for some devastatingly fast cars. Like the iconic McLaren F1 supercar, and the new MP4-12C that succeeds it – not to mention countless championship-challenging grand prix cars. Unfortunately for Ron, though, he won't be able to drive any of them. At least not on the road, anyway, and not for the next six months.
According to reports, Dennis has had his license suspended for half a year after exceeding the number of demerit points allowed. The needle that broke the proverbial camel's back was a recent occurrence in which Dennis drove through a red light.
The McLaren chairman reportedly admitted having gone through the traffic light, claiming that he needed to do so in order to avert a collision with a friend's car following behind, but unsuccessfully argued that he needed his license for his work and family life. If only McLaren had any skilled drivers – say, a couple of former world champions, for example – to chauffeur Dennis around until he gets his license back.