Along with, I am sure, very many of you, I am sad not only at the fact that Ron Dennis is leaving McLaren but also at the manner of his departure. Having built it up from a garagista operation to a global automotive superpower, you’d have hoped he’d be able to leave on his own terms. But sadly not. His board decided to kick Ron out, anticipated and headed off his attempt to arrange for their departure instead and now he has gone: forced into gardening leave until the end of the year when his contract expires. Poor treatment of a man who has done so much for his company?