Boullier already at work with McLaren in Bahrain 19 February, 2014 Eric Boullier in Bahrain McLaren‘s newly appointed Racing Director Eric Boullier, who was only expected to take up his new post on 3 February, is already with his new team in Bahrain. Spotted in the McLaren pit garage, kitted out in team gear, Boullier was taking a keen interest in the workings and procedures of his new work place. In the aftermath of Ron Dennis’ coup at McLaren, Boullier was lured away from Lotus to take up the new position at Woking, which has been seen as an indirect replacement of McLaren’s former Team Principal, Martin Whitmarsh. Of his appointment Boullier said in typical F1 PR speak: “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.” (GP247) Subbed by AJN. Related NewsDomenicali: Mercedes and Williams are out in front, after them it could be usMcLaren: A difficult final day for Jenson and the teamMcLaren: We’re not quite there yet, but we have more to comeTaffin: If I was driving the car, to be completely fair, I would be complainingBoullier surprised by Renault’s problemsHamilton: Are we pushing? I just get in the car and drive and try to break itRenault asks for F1 engine freeze extension as big boss Ghosn says situation is seriousFerrari: With just 100 kilos of fuel one of the keys this season will be consumptionDriver schedules for final Formula 1 preseason test in BahrainTost: If everything works in Bahrain there is a real opportunity to catch up to Mercedes McLarenfan Well he feels like a king he got paid last week from McLaren, now he can eat he feels he better do some work. get to understand Ron’s Philosophy win or else. Hugo Lafreniere «Ron’s coup»? McLaren operates the way any big corporation does : shareholders call the shot. These shareholders got tired of Whitmarsh not delivering, and with Mosley out of the picture, bringing Ron Dennis back was not a liability. They thus gave him a mandate to turn the team’s fortune around, which, so far, seems to have happened (although I am aware that development of the MP4-29 started under Whitmarsh).