Dennis sheds some light on Boullier’s role at McLaren

Eric Boullier with  Jenson Button

Eric Boullier with Jenson Button

Ron Dennis has shed some light on the role that newly appointed McLaren Racing Director Eric Boullier will have within the team.

McLaren supremo Ron Dennis told The Telegraph, “Eric has got to be given the responsibility of explaining the performance of the Formula One team to the media. That’s not going to be my job.”

“I will attend quite a few grands prix. You’ve got to be there to see what’s right,” added Dennis.

Earlier this year Dennis executed a coup d’equipe when he ousted Team Principal Martin Whitmarsh. He has subsequently  dramatically restructured the team. Employing former Lotus boss Boullier was one of the first changes made at the Woking outfit.

Dennis continued, “We are McLaren, and there is nothing more certain than we will win. How fast? How quickly? I can’t predict. But we will win. We are a great grand prix team.”

“The team has just lost its way. We’re just off form as a team, but we haven’t stopped being a great team,” mused the team boss ahead of the Australian Grand Prix weekend, which kicks off the 2014 Formula 1 World Championship.

Shortly after his appointment, Boullier said, “Yes my role is definitely [that of] a Team Principal role on track and let’s say that off track I have to focus more on the performance of the team.” (GP247)

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  • McLarenfan

    A slight conflict of opinions as to what Eric job is the way Ron puts it he is a media manager!

  • BS

    The quotes in this article are out of context. The reporter made a comment about “ron speak”…so, he responded that it would be Eric’s job to explain the performance of the car.