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McLaren confirm Boullier appointment

Wednesday 29th January 2014

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McLaren confirm Boullier appointment

McLaren confirm Boullier appointment

McLaren have confirmed that former Lotus Team Principal Eric Boullier has been appointed as the team's new Racing Director.

Boullier brings extensive experience in single-seater racing to the team after spending time in senior positions at the Nissan World Series and A1 Grand Prix before moving to Formula One with Renault in 2010.

"First of all, I regard this appointment as an honour, a privilege and a wonderful opportunity," Boullier is quoted as saying by the official McLaren Racing website.

"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."

McLaren Chairman Ron Dennis believes the Frenchman will fulfill a key role in the restructuring of the team.

"Eric's appointment is an integral part of a senior management restructure within McLaren Racing," Dennis said.

"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."

Boullier will take up the position with the Woking team on February 3, 2014.

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