Eric Boullier

  • Former Lotus boss Eric Boullier joins McLaren 29-01-2014 04:02 PM

    Jerez: Former Lotus Formula One team principal Eric Boullier is joining McLaren in the newly created role of Racing Director. McLaren said in a statement released during pre-season testing in Spain that the Frenchman would start work at Woking on February 3. The team said Boullier would report to a...
  • McLaren show off new car with no principal in sight 24-01-2014 09:16 PM

    London: McLaren showed off their new Formula One car on Friday with neither a title sponsor nor a team principal in sight but plenty of determination to banish the gloom of a depressing 2013 season. Once famed for lavish launches, McLaren opted for an online only presentation of the silver...
  • Lotus boss expects more teams to miss first F1 test 09-01-2014 08:57 PM

    London: Lotus will not be the only team to miss Formula One's first pre-season test in Spain this month, principal Eric Boullier said on Thursday. Lotus, who finished fourth overall last year despite financial difficulties, announced this week that they would skip the Jerez test starting on January 28 because...
  • Nico Hulkenberg frontrunner to replace Kimi Raikkonen at Lotus 26-10-2013 10:11 AM

    Greater Noida: Nico Hulkenberg is Lotus's number one choice to replace Kimi Raikkonen next season with Frenchman Romain Grosjean under contract and set to be retained as the other driver, team principal Eric Boullier said on Friday. The Frenchman told a news conference at the Indian Grand Prix that Grosjean's...
  • Raikkonen exit puts Lotus top of vacancy list 12-09-2013 09:00 AM

    London: Lotus can take time to announce a replacement for Kimi Raikkonen because they are now the Formula One team with the most sought after driver vacancy, team principal Eric Boullier said on Wednesday. Champions Red Bull and their main rivals Mercedes and Ferrari have now finalised their 2014 lineups,...
  • Lotus confident Kimi Raikkonen will stay 26-08-2013 03:31 PM

    Spa-Francorchamps: Lotus expect to finalise an investment deal imminently and are confident Kimi Raikkonen will decide to stay on next season, according to the Formula One team's principal Eric Boullier. "Yes, I am (confident). He loves this team. He likes to be here and he likes the environment we created...
  • Kimi Raikkonen will stay at Lotus: Eric Boullier 10-08-2013 01:02 PM

    Rubbishing the reports of their driver Kimi Raikkonen replacing Mark Webber at Red Bull, Lotus boss Eric Boullier is confident that the Finn will be staying with the team for the 2014 season. Raikkonen has been linked with Mark Webber's soon-to-be-vacant seat at Red Bull after the Australian announced that...
  • Lotus apologise to Kimi Raikkonen for wrong strategy 02-07-2013 11:19 PM

    London: Lotus have apologised to Kimi Raikkonen for an incorrect strategy call that denied the Finn a likely podium finish in Sunday's British Grand Prix. Team principal Eric Boullier, who is facing a tug-of-war with Red Bull for the 2007 world champion's services next year, recognised in a preview for...
  • Lotus team principal Boullier confident of recovery 18-06-2013 01:52 PM

    Despite poor performances in Monaco and Montreal, Lotus team principal Eric Boullier is confident that his team will bounce back to be at the front of the grid. Lotus' lead driver Kimi Raikkonen started the season with a win in Australia and also by claiming four other podiums. In Bahrain...
  • Lotus boss Boullier unhappy with Pirelli tyre changes 17-05-2013 09:46 AM

    London: Pirelli's decision to change the Formula One tyres after just six races penalises those who have done a better job than others in getting the existing ones to work, Lotus principal Eric Boullier said on Thursday. "Just imagine for a moment that because a football team can't run as...
  • Drivers must obey the team, says Lotus boss 05-04-2013 10:26 PM

    London: Formula One drivers have a duty to obey team orders, Lotus principal Eric Boullier said on Friday as the after-shocks of Sebastian Vettel's controversial Malaysian Grand Prix win rumbled on. World champion Vettel triumphed for Red Bull in Sepang after ignoring instructions to stay in second place behind Australian...
  • 'Raikkonen win at Abu Dhabi GP is a big statement' 05-11-2012 11:56 PM

    London: Kimi Raikkonen's victory in Sunday's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix shows that the Lotus team are serious Formula One contenders and should help them secure more backing, according to principal Eric Boullier. Raikkonen, the 2007 champion with Ferrari, became the eighth driver to win a race this season when he...