Eric Boullier to help run French grand prix

<i>Image: AFP / Andrej Isakovic</i>
<i>Image: AFP / Andrej Isakovic</i>
Andrej Isakovic

Eric Boullier is back in Formula 1.

The Frenchman was ousted as McLaren team boss in July of last year.

'Happy and proud'

But France's L'Equipe reports that he is now returning with a role at the French grand prix.

READ: McLaren 'hard at work' on 2019 car - Zak Brown

While McLaren boss, Boullier already worked to help Paul Ricard return to the calendar.

The publication said the 45-year-old will now be the sporting and operational advisor, with responsibility for communicating with the teams and Liberty Media.

"I am happy and proud to have the opportunity to collaborate again with the GP de France," said Boullier.

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
Lockdown For
Voting Booth
Do you think Lewis Hamilton deserves to be knighted by the Queen?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Yes, he is an incredible athlete
34% - 103 votes
No, he hasn't done anything special
21% - 63 votes
He is good, but doesn't deserve the honour
45% - 135 votes