Tag Archive: Eric Boullier

Apr 15

Gillette and McLaren Mercedes enhance official partnership

The two brands are extending their partnership

2014-04-15 - Gillette and McLaren Mercedes (1)Gillette, the world’s leading male grooming brand, is enhancing its collaboration with McLaren Mercedes, one of the most prestigious and successful teams in F1 history. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 09

McLaren is disputing Red Bull’s appointment on Wednesday of a new aerodynamics boss

McLaren disputes appointment of Red Bull chief

2014-03-17 - McLaren Mercedes - Australia - Eric Boullier 01 Late last year, we reported that as well as Red Bull’s aerodynamics chief Peter Prodromou, McLaren has also signed his ‘deputy’ Dan Fallows. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

Rivals say Mercedes not easily caught

“It’s a big gap.  They have plenty up their sleeve.” – Christian Horner

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Nico Rosberg 06 Mercedes’ rivals have acknowledged the gap to the dominant championship leaders will not be easily overcome. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 26

Montagny doubts Lotus can return to the top

E22 struggles not only for pace but also merely to run

Frank MontagnyFranck Montagny has made a bleak assessment not only of ailing Lotus’ 2014 prospects, but also Williams’ chances of mounting a title challenge this season. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 21

Lotus needs more staff – Grosjean

“We definitely need to recruit some people to support the smaller team”

2014-03-17 - Lotus F1 Team - Australia - Romain Grosjean - Australia - Romain Grosjean (1) Lotus needs to recruit staff following a disastrous start to the 2014 season, team driver Romain Grosjean says. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 20

Rivals begin chase to catch Mercedes

“Look at how quickly Renault has caught up”

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Nico Rosberg 06 Given Mercedes’ dominance in Australia, the German marque’s rivals have now begun their chase. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 20

McLaren chimes in on Red Bull fuel controversy

McLaren has chimed in on the fuel flow controversy.

2014-03-17 - McLaren Mercedes - Australia - Jenson Button 06 After Daniel Ricciardo was disqualified in Melbourne, Red Bull argued that it went its own way with the new fuel consumption rules because FIA’s mandatory sensors were not accurate enough. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 18

Boullier denies Dennis already interfering

Dennis was spotted walking to the pitwall, apparently to tell Boullier what to do 

2014-03-17 - McLaren Mercedes - Australia - Eric Boullier 01 Eric Boullier insists McLaren ‘supremo’ Ron Dennis is letting him get on with his new job.
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Mar 17

Button vows to push for new McLaren contract

The 2009 world champion is out of contract at the end of this season

2014-02-21 - McLaren Mercedes - Bahrain - Eric Boullier - Jenson Button Jenson Button, the most experienced driver on the 2014 grid, must now prove to McLaren he is also a man for the future. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 14

Lotus promote from within for new team boss

Lotus’ new team boss is Federico Gastaldi

2014-02-22_0000 - Lotus F1 Team - Bahrain - Pastor Maldonado It had been reported that Citroen rally chief Olivier Quesnel, or perhaps even ousted McLaren boss Martin Whitmarsh, would be drafted in to fill the hole left by Eric Boullier’s departure. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 07

Ron Dennis is unapologetic as he vows to take McLaren back on the road to winning

Dennis vows to restore McLaren ‘focus’

2014-03-02_0012 - McLaren Mercedes - Bahrain - Jenson Button With the great British team just fifth overall in 2013, 66-year-old supremo Dennis wrestled back control from Martin Whitmarsh and trotted out the old line about even second place being “the first of the losers”. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 06

Williams reveals livery, Dennis vows to win

Thursday was a busy day for formula one in the UK

2014-03-06 - Williams F1 Team - Martini livery 02 Williams held a glitzy launch to reveal its new name, Williams Martini Racing, in honour of its iconic title sponsor, the familiar Italian drinks label. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 28

F1 teams alliance FOTA disbanded

FOTA, the once unified and powerful alliance of formula one teams, has collapsed.

Fota logoIt emerged recently that, with top teams Red Bull and Ferrari already departed, membership fees were going unpaid and the exit of FOTA chiefs Martin Whitmarsh and Eric Boullier could drive the final nails in the coffin. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 21

Boullier says he is McLaren ‘team principal’

Martin Whitmarsh expected to leave McLaren altogether

2013-06-06_0284 His official title may be ‘racing director’, but Eric Boullier on Thursday said he is actually McLaren’s new team principal. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 20

Lopez tips new Lotus to ‘go like hell’

Acting team boss Gerard Lopez expects Lotus to be fully competitive in 2014.

Gérard Lopez - photo © Dppi - E. Vargiolu Amid rumours of financial strife, the Enstone team sat out the opening Jerez test, and when the E22 finally made its public debut in Bahrain on Wednesday, it clocked the slowest time and a mere 8 laps. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 17

Boullier exit ‘a surprise’ – Grosjean

Lotus is now ready to push the throttle down in 2014.

2013-06-06_0089 That is the claim of driver Romain Grosjean, following rumours the Enstone team is still struggling with the sort of financial problems that became well-known in the F1 paddock late last season. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 17

The F1 teams group FOTA, once a powerful and influential alliance, is on the verge of collapse

Teams group FOTA set to collapse – report

2011-09-07 - The FOTA Fans Forum was held this evening at Pirelli's HQ in Milan That is the claim of the Telegraph newspaper, revealing that with membership fees already going unpaid, the absence of FOTA chairman Martin Whitmarsh could now be the final straw. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 13

Quesnel is new Lotus team boss – report

“We need to make a decision quickly” – Lopez

Olivier Quesnel-Citroën-WRC-11-2010 Olivier Quesnel is Lotus’ new team principal, according to the authoritative Italian publication Autosprint. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 11

Quesnel admits contact with Lotus’ Lopez

“We talked, and we did talk about the F1 team.”

Olivier Quesnel-Citroën-WRC-11-2010 Olivier Quesnel, the former Citroen and Peugeot rally boss, has admitted he has had contact with Lotus owner Gerard Lopez about becoming the Enstone team’s new sporting boss. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 10

Quesnel favourite for Lotus boss role – report

Following Eric Boullier’s switch to McLaren

Olivier Quesnel-Citroën-WRC-11-2010 Olivier Quesnel, the former Citroen and Peugeot world rally boss, has leapt into pole position to become Lotus’ new team boss. Read the rest of this entry »

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