Well, they wrote the obits – but Ron Dennis refused to die.
Rumours flew thick and fast in recent weeks that the McLaren supremo was thinking about about chucking in at least one of his three roles at the company – team principal, group chief executive or group chairman.
But, if he was, he’s clearly changed his mind.
According to Autosport, earlier today he told staff at McLaren’s Woking HQ that he was going nowhere – apart from Australia, to begin the fightback against Ferrari this weekend in Melbourne.
Be afraid. Be very afraid.