Mansour Ojjeh: Key McLaren figure dies, aged 68

Mansour Ojjeh, a major shareholder in McLaren and a key figure in the history of the team for nearly 40 years, has died aged 68. A statement from McLaren said the team “mourn his loss with deep sadness”. Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso, who raced for McLaren in 2007 and again from 2015 to 2018, said: “So sad for this. In 1984, the McLaren-Tag Porsche dominated F1, the team winning 12 of 16 races and Lauda beating team-mate Prost to the title by the smallest margin in history, half a point. It was the start of a series of waves of success in which McLaren intermittently dominated the sport.

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