Only four men have known what it means to take charge of the McLaren Formula 1 team. Martin Whitmarsh is now in his fifth season at the helm having succeeded Ron Dennis ahead of the 2009 season and now leads the squad into its second half-century.
During his tenure, he has steered the ship through some troubled waters - the loss of Lewis Hamilton, uncompetitive machinery in both his first and the current season, the end of Mercedes's co-ownership of the company and the striking up of a fresh alliance with Honda for 2015.
It has certainly never been dull.
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