Eric Boullier

This morning it has been announced that Eric Boullier has left the Lotus F1 team with Gerard Lopez taking over as team principal.

Boullier has been a great team principal for Lotus, getting the team through really difficult situations last year whilst enhancing the career of Romain Grosjean when everyone else had written him off. Its clear he will be a big loss to the team.

The hot rumour this morning is that he could well be announced as the new Team Principal at Mclaren, replacing Martin Whitmarsh, which would of course be a huge coup for the team. With the McLaren launch this afternoon we could find out in the next few hours!