Boullier appointed Racing Director at McLaren
29 January 2014 – Eric Boullier has been appointed as Racing Director at McLaren. The Frenchman, who tendered his resignation as Team Principal of Lotus last week, will officially move into the role on February 3.
Boullier's position will see him report to the Chief Executive Officer of the team. This is a newly-created role, whose occupant has not yet been confirmed but will be temporarily filled by Managing Director Jonathan Neale.
"First of all, I regard this appointment as an honour, a privilege and a wonderful opportunity," said Boullier.
"The McLaren Racing workforce and the facilities at the McLaren Technology Centre are world-class, and I'm hugely excited about the prospect of joining such an outstanding team.
"I'm both eager and determined to play an active part, working alongside McLaren Racing's other senior managers and directors, within a new operational structure, to bring about the changes that will deliver success.
"Last, I want to take this opportunity to assure the McLaren Racing workforce that I'm utterly determined to match their famous passion and commitment to win."
Dennis added: "Eric's appointment is an integral part of a senior management restructure within McLaren Racing.
"I've already personally conveyed to the entire workforce of the McLaren Group, which includes McLaren Racing, the values, principles and mindset that I intend us all to adopt, going forward. My intention is that from now on everyone at McLaren Racing will understand their responsibilities and accountabilities, focusing on their specific areas of expertise, in keeping with those values, principles and mindset.
"In due course we'll announce the identity of McLaren Racing's new Chief Executive Officer, who'll report to me, and to whom Eric will report.
"I'm firmly of the belief that, once McLaren Racing's restructured senior management team has been assembled, together we'll begin the march back to full competitiveness, quickly and professionally, harnessing the fantastic depth of talent that exists within our organisation."
There was no mention of Martin Whitmarsh, who looks set to depart the team.