Eric Boullier has resigned from his position as Lotus F1 team principal with immediate effect. Lotus team boss Gérard Lopez will take this position ahead of the 2014 F1 season. Following quitting, Boullier is set to become McLaren’s new team principal.
Moving forward, Lopez will share responsibility for Enstone-based Lotus with co-chairman Andrew Ruhan.
Lopez said: “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.
“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.”