Boullier quits amid McLaren reshuffle!

04-07-2018 10:50
by Adam Newton
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Boullier quits amid McLaren reshuffle!

It has been announced by the McLaren F1 team that Eric Boullier has resigned from his post as Racing Director. The team has seen a string of poor results which has led to his departure.

A simplified technical leadership team has also been put in place by McLaren’s Chief Executive Zak Brown. Simon Roberts has been put in charge of production, engineering and logistics, with Andrea Stella announced as Performance Director. Gil de Ferran has been appointed the new Sporting Director, hoping to get the best out of the team’s racing package.

Boullier had been under pressure after the early season points and promise started to dry up., and despite scoring points in Austria, Boullier has decided that enough is enough and has quit from his role.

Boullier said: “I am very proud to have worked with such a brilliant team over the past four years, but I recognise now is the right time for me to step down. I want to wish everyone at McLaren the best for the remainder of the season and for the future.”

Boullier was at Lotus before making the move to McLaren in 2014, and it is unclear if he will stay in the sport or not.

Zak Brown also released a statement: “The performance of the MCL33 in 2018 has not met the expectations of anyone at McLaren, especially our loyal fans. This is not the fault of the hundreds of committed and hard-working men and women at McLaren.

“The causes are systemic and structural, which require major change from within. With today’s announcement, we start to address those issues head on and take the first step on our road to recovery.

“I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of the entire team to thank Eric for his service and contribution to McLaren and wish him well in his future endeavours.”

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