Date: 27th August 2014 at 8:33am
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Almost 25 years of service to McLaren and it’s over in ten simple words.

Martin Whitmarsh’s departure from McLaren will not come as any great surprise.

After a disappointing 2013 season, Whitmarsh’s head was left on the block as team principal.

A management restructure saw Eric Boullier arrive from Lotus as racing director, while Jonathan Neale was promoted from managing director to group Formula One CEO.

McLaren Group chairman Ron Dennis also took a more hands on role within the team and organisation, ousting Whitmarsh.

But whilst his role had been removed, there had been no official word from the team on the future of Martin Whitmarsh.

After almost 25 years working at McLaren as head of operations, managing director, Formula One CEO and McLaren team principal since 2009 he was affectively frozen out.

Talks began over a severance package for the 56-year-old and it would appear something has now been agreed as an announcement was made on Tuesday via the media.

If the news is on the McLaren website at time of writing, we were unable to find it, either on the front page or via the search function.

Perhaps their website is full to capacity, after all the statement was a full ten words in length.

McLaren and Martin Whitmarsh have agreed amicably to part company.?