McLaren chief resigns over team’s worst run in 52 years

Last Updated: Jul 04 2018 19:36

FORMULA ONE- Eric Boullier, racing director of former Formula One giant McLaren, resigned with immediate effect from his position on Wednesday, just days before the British Grand Prix.

Zak Brown, the team’s American chief executive, “The performance of the MCL33 in 2018 has not met the expectations of anyone at McLaren, especially our loyal fans. This is not the fault of the hundreds of committed and hard-working men and women at McLaren.

“The causes are systemic and structural, which require major change from within. With today’s announcement, we start to address those issues head on and take the first step on our road to recovery. I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of the entire team to thank Eric for his service and contribution to McLaren and wish him well in his future endeavours.”

Gil de Ferran, a former IndyCar champion, takes up the new role of sporting director.