Boullier carrying out Team Principal role
20 February 2014 – Eric Boullier has explained that he is effectively carrying out the role of Team Principal at McLaren.
The Frenchman, who is present at this week's pre-season test in Bahrain, was announced in the brand-new position of Race Director at the end of last month, shortly after he tendered his resignation at Lotus.
When asked by Sky Sports if his new role mirrors that of a Team Principal, Boullier responded: "Yes, it is definitely a Team Principal role on-track and off-track I have to focus more on the performance of the team."
McLaren is set to announce a new CEO in the near future, but this is not something that concerns Boullier.
"Time has changed and you cannot have a Team Principal acting in the sole role today," he said.
"I think teams are getting bigger and you have to share the responsibilities of the organisation to make sure you make the best of it. That is what I have been discussing and what Ron Dennis put on the table."
The future of Martin Whitmarsh, former CEO and Team Principal of McLaren, remains unclear.