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Bell linked to Force India, McLaren

Former Renault managing director Bob Bell linked with Force India and McLaren
Bob Bell has been linked with a move to either Force India or McLaren following his departure from the Renault team last week.

Bell left his position of managing director ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix and has been replaced in the role by Eric Boullier – who takes on the position alongside that of team principal.

According to a report in Auto Motor und Sport both Force India and McLaren have been mentioned a possible options for the 52-year-old – the latter having been his home for some 15 years before he departed to move onto Renault, then under the guise of Benetton.

McLaren may be the more likely of the two options given that Force India deputy team principal Robert Fernley played down a possible link to Bell during the Japanese GP weekend when his departure from Renault became a topic of conversation.

“I think Bob's done an incredible job for Renault and all we can do is wish him well,” Fernley said. “I don't think there's anything Force India will be able to do but he deserves a place in Formula One.”

Toro Rosso boss Franz Tost and Mercedes motorsport boss Norbert Haug also played down talk that they would be making a move for Bell, while Williams' Adam Parr said he had no doubt that the man who helped Renault emerge from the Singapore crash-gate scandal would soon find employment.

“He's certainly a very capable guy,” he said. “I hope he will get a job very soon.”


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blzbub

October 15, 2010 11:27 AM
Last Edited 71 days ago

plenty of teams could use bob bell's services and benefit from them, renaults loss will be a gain to one of its competitors. It probably wont happen but i would love to see him turn up at williams



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