Renault puts Bell in charge

With former boss Flavio Briatore and Director of Engineering Pat Symonds having been ousted for their involvement in the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix race-fix scandal, the Renault F1 Team announced that Technical Director Bob Bell has been named as Team Principal, in addition to other changes brought to the chain of command.

"Following the unfortunate recent events, the Renault F1 Team has reacted swiftly by implementing a new temporary management team structure, which will be in place from today until the end of the 2009 season," the statement read.

Bob Bell, currently Technical Director, takes on the duty of Team Principal and Chief Technical Officer.

Jean-François Caubet, currently Director of Marketing and Communications, takes the role of Managing Director.

Both men will report to the Renault team's President, Bernard Rey.

From now on and until further notice, Bell's responsibilities will also include representing the team before the media on sporting and technical questions.

"The Renault F1 Team is now ready to concentrate on the future and wishes to stress that no further comments or statements will be issued relating to the events of Singapore 2008."

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