Posted on April 14, 2014

Mercedes have announced that Technical Director Bob Bell is to leave the team. According to the team Bell “resigned his position in December 2013 and will leave the team at the end of November 2014, with the intention of pursuing new challenges outside the company”. Bell joined Mercedes from Renault in 2011 having worked in a number of roles at the Enstone squad since 2001. Mercedes added that Executive Director (Technical) Paddy Lowe will assume Bell’s responsibilitiesd and that the role of Technical Director will not be replaced.

Posted on September 23, 2009

Renault has just announced its new management team as it seeks to rebuild after the Singapore race fixing scandal. Bob Bell, the wily Irishman who has been technical director for many years and who has worked at McLaren in the past, becomes the team principal, until the end of the season when a permanent replacement will be found. Alain Prost’s name continues to circulate in France as a possible candidate. He would restore a lot of pride and prestige to the brand after this demeaning and damaging episode. Bob is very much a technical man, but he has a deep More…

Posted on August 29, 2009

Donington appears on the draft F1 calendar for 2010 on July 11th as the home of the British Grand Prix, but the next hurdle it has to overcome next month is to prove to F1′s commercial rights holder, Bernie Ecclestone, that it has the funding to run the race. Recycling a quote from a couple of months ago, I’ll remind you of what Bernie said about Donington to Bob McKenzie of the Daily Express, “They have got until the end of September to produce a bank guarantee and their contract depends on that. If they don’t, it’s adios amigos.” “I’m More…

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