Bob Bell to become Mercedes Technical Director
18 February 2011 – Mercedes GP has announced that Bob Bell, formerly Technical Director and temporary Team Principal of Renault F1, will be joining the silver arrows from April this year. The Northern Irishman will mostly hold a factory-based role, allowing team head Ross Brawn to enjoy ‘greater freedom to oversee the full programme’.
With his motorsport career set to move into its third decade, Bell has previously worked at McLaren, Benetton and Jordan as well as Renault, being present with the Enstone-based squad as it raced to double World Championship success in 2005 and 2006.
“I am both delighted and honoured to be joining Mercedes GP as Technical Director,” he commented.
“It will be a privilege to be a part of such a strong and determined organisation and to be able to contribute to furthering the enviable heritage of Mercedes-Benz in motorsport.”
“We are delighted to welcome Bob in the position of Technical Director,” Brawn added. “Bob's appointment is a key step in the strengthening of our excellent technical team and we are pleased to have recruited one of the most experienced engineers in the sport.”