Two formula one team bosses have indicated they hope Bob Bell will find accommodation after leaving Renault.
The 52-year-old Ulsterman has left the Enstone based team after a long post as technical boss, and having acted as team principal amid the crashgate scandal.
But with the departure of the French carmaker as majority owner, Renault came under new management in 2010 and Bell has now been replaced as managing director by Eric Boullier.
Bell joined McLaren as an aerodynamicist in the 80s before switching to Enstone based Benetton in 1997.
He moved to Jordan in 1999 and returned to Benetton – now Renault – in 2001 as deputy technical director, becoming technical director to replace Mike Gascoyne in 2003.
“He’s certainly a very capable guy,” said Williams chief executive and chairman Adam Parr. “I hope he will get a job very soon.”
And Mercedes’ Norbert Haug added: “Bob did a good job and I’ve no idea what will happen.
“It’s (team principal) Ross (Brawn)’s job at the end of the day,” said the German.
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