Martin Whitmarsh is no longer part of McLaren
. The Woking team's long-time chief was removed from office by returning chairman Ron Dennis
before the season began, as Eric Boullier joined from Lotus
. But, despite his absence, Whitmarsh's future remained unclear.
As long ago as April, it was rumoured the Briton, having served 24 years at McLaren, could walk away from his contract with a $10 million payout. It appears a deal has finally now been agreed. A spokesman confirmed on Tuesday: "McLaren and Martin Whitmarsh have agreed amicably to part company". (GMM)