Ron Dennis and the McLaren MP4-12C

Ron Dennis and the McLaren MP4-12C

Ron Dennis is certainly no stranger to driving. The former boss of McLaren’s F1 team and now head of its road-going division is certainly one person you would think would not have to worry about not being able to drive.

However, 63-year old Dennis will have to be chauffeured around--or perhaps take public transport--for the next six months as he has been banned from driving for running a red light.

The offense pushed Dennis past his points limits, and thus he was forced to hand in his license after pleading guilty in a magistrates court in Woking, UK. The divorced McLaren boss’ request to keep his license so that he could visit his children on weekends was denied by the magistrate. Instead he was hit with a $400 fine.

Ironically, it also means that Dennis won’t be able to drive the just-launched McLaren MP4-12C--on public roads at least--for the next six months as well.