McLaren and Lotus at war over team principals and title sponsor

The internal turmoil and uncertainty at Lotus has been capturing headlines for several months, while McLaren’s unexpected ‘civil war’ broke out a few weeks ago and since then has been a huge topic of debate – now the two teams are at loggerheads over team principals and a big money title sponsor.

A few days before the 2014 preseason testing gets underway, both teams are without team principal and neither have a title sponsor on their new cars.

In the McLaren corner, gone now is their high profile partnership with Vodafone, but also missing at the launch of the MP4-29 on Friday was boss Martin Whitmarsh.

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