Dennis could quit as early as this week

Mclaren Mercedes boss Ron Dennis, who has faced increasesing pressure to step down from his position as Team Principal in the last month, could leave as early as this week according to reports.

According to the Sunday Times, sources close to Dennis have said that the 61-year-old is looking to achieve a better balance between his family life and his commitments to the McLaren business and Grand Prix Team.

Dennis split with his wife Lisa earlier in the year and is believed to feel that he has been spending disproportionate amounts of time with his family the couple have been married for 22 years and have three children.

According to the report, Dennis would have stepped down back in 2007 had it not been for the spy row.