Former Grand Prix driver Pedro de la Rosa believes that the only thing that remains the same at McLaren is the name. McLaren has made many major changes in recent years, including ridding itself of Ron Dennis, who was the long standing CEO of the team.
“I don’t know the current McLaren very much,” he said. “There are still fantastic people and I still have friends, but 80% of the people with whom I had the privilege of working at McLaren are now at Mercedes or Red Bull or Ferrari. The McLaren today with Honda, I cannot say anything because I do not know anyone, but the only thing that remains is the name.