Bob Bell Joins Aston Martin F1 as Executive Director of Technical Operations

Aston Martin has welcomed Bob Bell, from Renault and Alpine, as executive director of technical operations, enhancing the team's leadership.


By Ben Bush
Updated on March 6, 2024

Bob Bell Joins Aston Martin F1
Bob Bell Joins Aston Martin F1

Bob Bell, a seasoned F1 engineer known for his early contributions at McLaren in the 1980s, has had an illustrious career, including key positions at Benetton, Jordan, and later at Enstone with Renault and Alpine.

The British engineer also served as Mercedes‘ technical director during the early years of the hybrid era before returning to Renault in 2016 as the team’s chief technical officer.

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In 2018, Bell transitioned to an advisory capacity within the team, continuing to offer his expertise to Alpine’s F1 technical division until his recent move.

In his new role at Aston Martin, Bell will oversee the technical, engineering, and performance departments, bringing his extensive experience and insight from a notable career in Formula 1.

“I am delighted to welcome Bob Bell to Aston Martin Aramco,” commented Aston team principal Mike Krack.

“This is a key appointment to ensure we are optimising everything we do as a team and focusing on the right performance areas.

“Bob’s track record in the sport speaks for itself and his experience will help us continue to make steps forward on the exciting journey we are on.”

Following his appointment, Bell shared his excitement about the significant strides Aston has made in recent times.

“The opportunity to play my part in that journey is incredibly exciting and I look forward to working with the great technical leaders at Silverstone,” he said.

“The scale and ambition of this project is highly motivating. I am a racer, and I see the hunger and determination powering this team. I look forward to playing my part with Mike and the rest of the team.”

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