Eric Boullier

  • McLaren could test 2015 Honda F1 car this year September 7, 2014

    McLaren could give their 2015 Hondapowered Formula One car its first track test in Abu Dhabi after the end of this season in November, the team's racing director Eric Boullier said on Saturday. Speaking to reporters at the Italian Grand Prix, the Frenchman clarified comments made by Honda motorsport head Yasuhisa...
  • Former Lotus boss Eric Boullier joins McLaren January 29, 2014

    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 preseason testing in Spain that the Frenchman would start work at Woking on February 3. The team said Boullier would report to a yettobeappointed McLaren Racing...
  • McLaren show off new car with no principal in sight January 24, 2014

    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 MP429...
  • Lotus boss expects more teams to miss first F1 test January 9, 2014

    London: Lotus will not be the only team to miss Formula One's first preseason 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 their...
  • Nico Hulkenberg frontrunner to replace Kimi Raikkonen at Lotus October 26, 2013

    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 confirmation...
  • Raikkonen exit puts Lotus top of vacancy list September 12, 2013

    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, with...
  • Lotus confident Kimi Raikkonen will stay August 26, 2013

    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 August 10, 2013

    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 soontobevacant seat at Red Bull after the Australian announced that he...
  • Lotus apologise to Kimi Raikkonen for wrong strategy July 2, 2013

    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 tugofwar with Red Bull for the 2007 world champion's services next year, recognised in a preview for this...
  • Lotus team principal Boullier confident of recovery June 18, 2013

    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 both...
  • Lotus boss Boullier unhappy with Pirelli tyre changes May 19, 2013

    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 fast...
  • Drivers must obey the team, says Lotus boss April 5, 2013

    London: Formula One drivers have a duty to obey team orders, Lotus principal Eric Boullier said on Friday as the aftershocks 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...
  • Lotus boss Boullier eyes topthree finish in 2013 January 31, 2013

    Enstone, England: Lotus team principal Eric Boullier is looking to go one better than last year and get a topthree finish this season in the Formula One constructors' championship. Lotus finished fourth behind McLaren with 303 points in an inconsistent campaign punctuated by one Grand Prix win and several podiums for...
  • 'Raikkonen win at Abu Dhabi GP is a big statement' November 6, 2012

    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 triumphed...