(Mercedes AMG F1 Team)
Following Ferrari's confirmation this morning that team boss Stefano Domenicali has left the team, this afternoon it Mercedes turn as they confirmed that Technical Director Bob Bell will leave the team in November of this year 'to pursue new challenges outside the company'
Bell held the position of technical director at the Brackley based team since 2011 after joining the team from Renault where he held the position of technical director of the Enstone based outfit he also briefly held the position of Renault team principal following the departure of Flavio Briatore as a result of the 'crashgate scandal'.
While confirming Bell's departure the Mercedes team also stated that as part of a streamlining process Executive Director (Technical) Paddy Lowe will assume the day to day responsibilities previously undertaken by Bell and that the role of Technical Director will not be filled.
©Ben Johnston 2014