Boullier replaces Bell at Renault

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Bob Bell was Renault team principal in 2009
Bob Bell was Renault team principal in 2009

Renault team principal Eric Boullier has taken over as managing director of the team following the departure of Bob Bell.

Renault F1 Team chairman G?â?®rard Lopez said:

We would like to thank Bob Bell for his contribution to the performance of the team and for helping see us through a period of transition since Genii Capital became a shareholder in the Renault F1 Team.

We are entrusting the post of Managing Director to Eric Boullier and we have every confidence that, under his leadership, we will achieve our racing objectives. Throughout the 2010 season, we have been assessing what is required to continue improving our level of competitiveness and we believe we are well positioned for the challenges ahead.
G?â?®rard Lopez

Bell arrived in F1 in 1982, working for McLaren, where he stayed until the mid-1990s leading their research and development department.

He then joined Benetton, leaving the team briefly to work for Jordan before returning in 2001. The following year Renault took over the team.

Bell became technical director in 2003 and masterminded the cars that won the constructors’ championship for the team in 2005 in 2006, while Fernando Alonso also won drivers’ championships with the cars.

Bell acted as stand-in team principal and chief technical officer following the dismissal of Flavio Briatore and Pat Symonds last year and became managing director at the beginning of this season.

Read more: Renault F1 Team information

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