Renault Formula One team confirms Eric Boullier as new team principal

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London, Jan 5(ANI): Renault Formula One team has appointed Frenchman Eric Boullier as their new team principal to replace Bob Bell.

Boullier was earlier the managing director of French team DAMS, a leading force in the GP2 feeder category.

The 36-year-old will take over the role at Renault from Bell, who had been acting team principal following the departure of Flavio Briatore in the wake of the 'Crashgate' scandal, The BBC reports.

Briatore left Renault in September in the wake of the scandal over the team's attempts to fix the outcome of the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix. He was found guilty of asking Nelson Piquet Jr to crash deliberately to aid team-mate Fernando Alonso's chances of winning.

Bell was named acting team principal for the final four races of the season following Briatore's departure.

Bell has now returned to his former role, and will oversee the design, production and technical development of the new car ahead of the forthcoming season that starts in mid-March in Bahrain. (ANI)

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