Whitmarsh Offered Resignation to McLaren Board
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“At the moment, as has been pointed out, this team has gone through some interesting and challenging times. I did offer my resignation after the weekend, that was graciously declined,” revealed the Englishman, who is due to appear before the World Motor Sport Council alongside his McLaren colleagues on April 29th.
“I offered it to the shareholders, and that was declined. The reality is that in the future it will be the new chairman's decision, which is normal in any business. So if the view is that I am doing a reasonable job then hopefully I will keep it, and if I am not I won't. And that's how it should be,” added Whitmarsh.
The FIA have asked British broadcaster BBC for their post-race tapes – with Whitmarsh's interview to the media – in order to further evaluate his role in the controversy at Melbourne. However, the McLaren boss insists he has nothing to hide and is looking forward to bringing some light into the matter less than two weeks from now.
“I looked, because it was drawn to my attention over the last few days I didn't see anything extraordinary in those comments, but as I've said earlier we've got a World Motor Sport Council hearing ahead of us and that's the time when we will discuss all those issues,” concluded Whitmarsh.
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