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Ron Dennis banned from driving
McLaren boss Ron Dennis has been banned from driving on the road for six months after accumulating 12 penalty points on his licence. He was also fined £350.
Dennis appeared before magistrates in Woking, close to the McLaren base, after failing to stop at a red light. He was given three points on his licence, taking him to 12 points and triggering a mandatory six-month ban.
Dennis said a ban would impact on his work and family life and that he had jumped the lights to avoid a collision, but his arguments were dismissed by the magistrates
"It was the decision I took for which I realise I'm here to take the penalty, but as I have said I really need my licence," Dennis said in court. "I have no hardship but I would have a massive amount of trouble not being able to look after my daughter at the weekends."