Eric Boullier Leaves Lotus

Lotus Team Principal Eric Boullier has resigned from his post at Lotus.

The Frenchman’s departure was announced this morning, mere hours before an image of  Lotus’ E22 was released online. McLaren also launched their 2014 challenger, the MP4-29 today, and it’s believed that Boullier could be on his way to McLaren to take over from current McLaren Team Principal, Martin Whitmarsh, following their dismal 2013 season.

Lotus owner Gerard Lopez will take over from Boullier as Team Principal with immediate effect.

“We thank Eric for all his hard work over the past four years and we are confident we can continue to fight as one of the top teams in Formula 1 over the seasons ahead,” a Lotus press release said today.

Gerard Lopez added, “Lotus F1 Team has never stood still and we head into what promises to be an exciting 2014 season with an innovative new car, new partners and a new management structure at Enstone.

“Great things have been achieved over the past years and we need to continue this momentum.”

Boullier’s probable appointment comes just days after Ron Dennis returned to the Woking-based outfit.

To see the new McLaren and Lotus cars, click here.

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