Whitmarsh leaves McLaren

McLaren have confirmed that former Team Principal Martin Whitmarsh has finally left the company.

​Joining McLaren in 1989, Whitmarsh was at the helm from 2009 until January this year, when former team boss Ron Dennis was re-appointed as Group CEO.

A settlement has now been finalised, however, with a McLaren spokesman confirming on Tuesday that "McLaren and Martin Whitmarsh have agreed amicably to part company".

After his return, Dennis promised a "thorough and objective review" of McLaren, who have struggled in recent seasons and are without a victory since Jenson Button's success at the 2012 Brazilian GP.

With Dennis deciding that the Team Principal role no longer applies to F1, McLaren instead appointed Eric Boullier as Racing Director with Jonathan Neale the CEO of McLaren Racing.

The team, who currently stand fifth in the Constructors' Championship, are set to renew their title-winning partnership with engine supplier Honda next season.