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Eric Boullier joins Renault as team principal.

Eric Boullier

By Renault F1
January 5 2010

Renault has announced that Frenchman Eric Boullier will be its new team principal as the outfit undergoes a restructuring in its bid to return to the front of Formula 1. Eric Boullier has strong ties with Renault's new co-owner Gerard Lopez, having headed the entrepreneur's Gravity Sport Management company since the end of last year. He had been in discussions with the team for several weeks about taking on the role, and his move was confirmed on Tuesday.

Speaking about the announcement, Boullier said: "I am incredibly proud to be joining the Renault F1 Team as team principal.

"Renault is one of the most famous and successful names in motorsport and I look forward to leading the team into the new season. In the past Renault has demonstrated that it is one of the top teams in Formula One and I am sure that with hard work and determination we can challenge at the front once again."

Boullier will take over the sporting and performance responsibilities from former team principal Bob Bell, who will remain at the outfit and continue to oversee the design office and production of the car.

Bell had said before Christmas that he hoped the team could make a step forward in performance in 2010 before returning to a position to challenge for the title the year after.

"The real target for us is to build for 2011 and a championship campaign," he told AUTOSPORT. "But we have realistic expectations for 2010.

"We are not going to produce a car that catapults us to the front because F1 is very competitive. But our 2010 expectations are to run towards the front and challenge for the top three."

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05/01/2010 18:28
Eric Boullier previous positions:

november 2009 --

- Managing & Technical Director at DAMS SAS
january 2003 — november 2009

- Team Principal at A1 Team France
2007 — june 2009

- Chief Engineer at RACING ENGINEERING
february 2002 — december 2002

Technically in charge of the World Series by Nissan program, race engineer of Franck Montagny

- Engineer DAMS
1999 — 2001

- Motorist RJ Racing
august 1997 — september 1998,Renault-spc-F1-spc-Team,grey,blue.png

100% F1 Renault 2005-2006 WDC & WCC.

05/01/2010 18:59
They (Renault) are late. I have announced two weeks ago he will be their team principal ;-)

05/01/2010 21:26
Gemm, and who will be the 2nd driver? winking smiley

2008 Prediction Champion

06/01/2010 03:35
Me.smiling smiley

06/01/2010 12:59
A Polish national team! (Sm152)

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