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Bell to leave Merc at end of season
14 Apr 2014 21:09
Technical director Bob Bell is to leave Mercedes at the end of the Formula One season and will not be replaced.
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Mercedes announced the Northern Irishman’s departure in a statement today, detailing plans to hand over Bell's duties to technical executive director Paddy Lowe.
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Mercedes said: "Bob resigned his position in December 2013 and will leave the team at the end of November 2014, with the intention of pursuing new challenges outside the company.
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"He has held the position of technical director since April 2011.
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"Moving forward, the team will streamline its technical organisation and executive director (technical) Paddy Lowe will assume the responsibilities previously held by Bob.
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"The role of technical director will not be replaced."
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Bell, 56, first moved into motor racing when joining McLaren in 1982, and had subsequent spells at Benetton, Jordan and Renault before switching to Mercedes.
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