Mansour Ojjeh, long-term McLaren shareholder and an influential figure in their history since the 1980s, dies aged 68 – with team’s CEO Zak Brown hailing him as a ‘titan of the sport’
- McLaren Racing announced the death of shareholder Mansour Ojjeh, aged 68
- Ojjeh, who bought into the team in 1984, was a crucial figure in their F1 success
- Zak Brown, McLaren’s CEO, has paid a touching tribute to Ojjeh after his passing
McLaren shareholder Mansour Ojjeh has died aged 68, the British team has announced.
Ojjeh, who worked with Ron Dennis after buying into McLaren in 1984, was a key figure in the constructor’s ensuing success in Formula One.
In a statement ahead of Sunday’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix, McLaren said: ‘It is with deep sadness that McLaren Racing announces the death of Mansour Ojjeh, shareholder of McLaren since 1984.
McLaren shareholder Mansour Ojjeh has died aged 68, the British team have today announced
‘Mr Ojjeh passed away peacefully this morning in Geneva, aged 68, surrounded by his family.
‘All at McLaren Racing mourn his loss together with his family, to whom the team sends its most heartfelt condolences.’
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