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Bell to lead Renault team for remainder of 2009 23 Sep 2009

Bob Bell (GBR) Renault Technical Director on the grid.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 6, Monaco Grand Prix, Race, Monte-Carlo, Monaco, Sunday, 25 May 2008

Renault technical director Bob Bell will take over as team principal for the final four races of 2009, it was announced on Wednesday. It follows the recent departure of Flavio Briatore and Pat Symonds, who conspired with former driver Nelson Piquet to cause a deliberate crash in last year’s Singapore Grand Prix.

Bell will also assume the role of chief technical officer, while Jean-Francois Caubet, currently the team’s director of marketing and communications, takes on the position of Managing Director. Both will report to Bernard Rey, President of the team.

Bell will attend all the remaining races of the season and will be the team's spokesperson on all sporting and technical matters.

Renault, who earlier this week received a two-year suspended ban from the sport, say they will be making no further comments on last year’s events in Singapore, stating that they are ‘now ready to concentrate on the future’.