McLaren Group boss Ron Dennis has had his driving license suspended for six months Ron Dennisafter clocking up four separate traffic infringements in the last few years.

The former McLaren team principal attended Woking Magistrates Court and pleaded guilty to failing to stop at a red light last September. Dennis was issued three demerit points for the offence, which pushed his total up to twelve and an automatic six-month ban.

It is believed that Dennis represented himself at the hearing and claimed he had failed to stop at the traffic light in order not to be rear-ended by a friend’s car that was following him close behind.

The 63-year-old also pleaded with the presiding judge to spare him from a license ban due to the inconvenience it would cause to his work and family life.

“I would have a massive amount of trouble not being able to look after my daughter at the weekends,” he is quoted as saying – Dennis split with his wife Lisa in 2008 after 22 years of marriage; the pair had three children.

A spokesperson for McLaren confirmed that Dennis had been stripped of his license and ordered to pay a fine of £350 plus court costs.

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