Bringing in Eric Boullier shows that Ron Dennis's second revolution at McLaren is heading in the right direction.
Dennis has never lacked for decisiveness and confidence. Those qualities were key to realising his vision of developing McLaren from struggling race team in 1980 into the multi-discipline group it is today.
But when it emerged that Dennis had reclaimed the McLaren Group CEO role with a mandate to overhaul the team and drag it back to winning ways, I was very sceptical. After all, Dennis is now a 66-year-old whose later years steering the team in the last decade were far from smooth.
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Edd Straw is Editor-in-Chief of Autosport, overseeing both print and digital versions of the brand. Edd has worked for Autosport since joining as a junior reporter in 2002. He became Editor in November 2014, having previously worked as National Editor, News Editor and Grand Prix Editor.
Originally from Guernsey in the Channel Islands, he joined Autosport shortly after graduating from university. He went on to cover a wide range of categories from club motorsport to the World Touring Car Championship and Le Mans to Formula 3 before switching to F1 full-time at the 2008 French Grand Prix. He continues to cover a range of international events in his position as Editor-in-Chief.
In his spare time, he was formerly a club racer whose abilities did not match his enthusiasm in a variety of categories.