Eric Boullier on his first year at Renault

Eric Boullier on his first year at Renault

Dieter Rencken talks to Renault team boss Eric Boullier just over a year after the Frenchman took over the running of the former championship winning outfit to discuss its rejuvenation, realignment and readjustment

Back in December 2009, when the news first broke that Eric Boullier was to be appointed team principal of a shell-shocked Renault F1 Team – at the time still dealing with the traumatic aftermath of 'Crashgate' and persistent rumours that parent company Renault was about to exit the sport – the then-36-year-old declined to confirm his appointment as team principal. But, he told this column, "if there are any developments in that direction, you'll get the first interview".

True to his word, within minutes of his appointment being announced a few days after New Year came a call from the team's PR department. 'Eric would like to offer you an interview,' was the gist of it.

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