PlatinumZealot wrote: diffuser wrote:
PlatinumZealot wrote:To be fair boulkier has been doing a good job directing the racing?
So what do you think his responsibilities are as Racing director?
As i come to understand it, he manages the racing team away from the factory (evrything else other than factory side and, commercial side ) : logistics, structuring and leading the racing team members, making sure they have the resources, dealing with suppliers, demanding upgrades,dealing with the regulators etc. Basically running the actual racing side of things.
I thought he did that very well. The team motivation was managed in light of the situation as we saw with the drivers. Upgrades were flowing in at a good pace. The team more or less maximized the majority of races (with the help of the murcurial Alonso of course) Boullier was not discrete when it was about talking about Honda but i thought he managed it better than horner et. al did with Renault. He kept a cool head with the board room sh*t storm in the background. I really can't see what he could have done better leading the team.
Well. I am engineer myself so i will talk from my point of view. In general engineer does not need manager to do his task. Especially when its related to fulfilling his part in working mechanism which McLaren was before Boulier or at least became after his arrival. Engineer even does not need him to be motivated! Engineer is being motivated by success and progress. Motivation is something what is maybe required for writer or singer or whatewer least of all its engineer. Biggest task what manager needs to do is coordination work between different engineers (because they do not know each others "fields".) This is the hardest part because Manager needs to know all of "fields" not in a depth but still. Manager needs to know what exactly You can ask from each engineer.
In general what has been seen on a web: http://en.f1i.com/magazine/39861-tells-us-more-about-your-job-at-mclaren-eric-boullier.html
that is what Boulier is actually doing, but his quotes on different sources and also results show that he lacks "last mile" - i mean he is always behind even if he is smart enough to handle all that engineering stuff he lacks that last bit and attention to detail (or feeling) which is needed to win. (For example Williams pitstops is clear example of attention to detail. They have made modifications to car to be faster on pitstops.)
He is "ok" but not "it"!
... But his remarks... still i wouldn't like him to stay as a team leader even if he is being silent from now on... because as i said of his lack of right focus.
I believe McLaren will not win championships with him as a head. Thats why i pray.