JULY 4, 2018
Bouillier out at McLaren
The McLaren F1 team has announced that Eric Boullier has resigned as Racing Director for the team. The move comes after the team has continued to struggle during the middle of the season.
Boullier said in a statement, "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.”
Zak Brown, CEO said, "“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.”
Simon Roberts, COO of McLaren Racing, will oversee production, engineering and logistics. Andrea Stella was appointed Performance Director, responsible for trackside operations and Gil de Ferran has come in to take the role of Sporting Director.