McLaren will go into their home race at Silverstone this weekend without a Racing Director, after Eric Boullier resigned from his position amid a leadership shake-up at the former world champion team.
Boullier, who had held his position since 2014, leaves with McLaren sixth in the constructors’ standings.
“I am very proud to have worked with such a brilliant team over the past four years," he commented, “but I recognise now is the right time for me to step down. I want to wish everyone at McLaren the best for the remainder of the season and for the future.”
With Boullier’s departure, McLaren Racing’s Chief Executive Zak Brown has announced that the British team with adopt a ‘simplified’ leadership team as they look to arrest a poor run of form which has seen them score just four points in the last four races.
Simon Roberts, COO of McLaren Racing, will oversee production, engineering and logistics. Andrea Stella is appointed Performance Director, responsible for trackside operations, while Gil de Ferran – who had been working at the team as an advisor - takes up the new role of Sporting Director, to maximise the effectiveness of the team’s racing package.