Mercedes technical director Bell to leave team


14 April 2014 by TF1T Staff

Mercedes has confirmd that technical director Bob Bell is to depart the team at the end of the season, having resigned in December.

The 56-year-old leaves "with the intention of pursuing new challenges outside the company."

The Northern Irishman joined the team from Renault in 2011 to support Ross Brawn in his role of taking Mercedes back to the front of the grid.

His role of technical director will be done away with according to a statement from the team, with executive director Paddy Lowe taking on Bell's responsibilities as part of an excercise in "streamlining the technical organisation" within the team.

Although Bell officially resigned in December, the rumour mill will surely link him to Ferrari following the resignation of Stefano Domenicali who will temporarily be replaced by Marco Mattiacci.