McLaren Snaps: ERIC BOULLIER

Team

During the course of the 2016 F1 season, Mobil 1 and Esso bring you exclusive access to some of the personalities in the McLaren-Honda Formula 1 team. Meet the men and women who keep the team on track throughout a race weekend, at the circuit and back at the McLaren Technology Centre. 

NAME:
Eric Boullier


JOB ROLE

Racing Director

HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED AT McLAREN? 
28 months

DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN 3 WORDS… 
Racer, determined, passionate


FAVOURITE RACE LOCATION?
 
No particular favourite, I love most of them for various reasons.

FIRST McLAREN MEMORY? 
The Prost-Senna duel.

BEST McLAREN MEMORY? 
First win to come!!!!

FAVOURITE RACE IN McLAREN HISTORY? 
Suzuka 1988.


WHAT WOULD BE YOUR THREE F1 TRAVEL ESSENTIALS?
 
Phone, credit card, passport. Then you can go and survive anywhere!!.

BEST PART OF YOUR JOB? 
Racing.


FAVOURITE McLAREN DRIVER – PAST OR PRESENT?
 
Our current ones, of course, but Sennna Hakkinen and Prost were also some of my favourites.

WHEN NOT AT WORK, I LIKE TO… 
Read.


INTERESTING FACT ABOUT YOURSELF

I have been racing since I was nine years old! 

WHAT FUELS YOU THROUGH YOUR DAY? 
The motivation to be better at the next race, the fact we can always do better and obviously be the best.

YOUR FAVOURITE LUBRICATION (DRINK!)? 
Tea of course! (During the day... Maybe something different in the evening!)

IF I WASN’T WORKING IN FORMULA 1, I WOULD BE….
I would be racing something else!! 

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST JOB?
Data engineer in Sportscar (24h of Le Mans)