During a visit to the McLaren Technology Centre former Lotus Team Principal Eric Boullier spent time admiring some of the legendary cars on display at the team’s headquarters, including his boyhood dream machine: Ayrton Senna’s iconic MP4-4.
In the aftermath of Ron Dennis’ return to the helm of the team, at the expense of Martin Whitmarsh, Boullier was the first major appointment by the McLaren supremo, to the newly created role of Racing Director.
At the time Boullier said, “I regard this appointment as an honour, a privilege and a wonderful opportunity. I’m hugely excited about the prospect of joining such an outstanding team. I’m utterly determined to match their famous passion and commitment to win.”
Ron Dennis said, “Eric’s appointment is an integral part of a senior management restructure within McLaren Racing.”
Boullier will start work at the team’s headquarters on 3 February. (GP247)
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