Bob Bell's responsibilities will

Bob Bell’s position will not be filled. Instead, his roles will be taken over by Paddy Lowe. (Photo:¬†Steve Etherington/LAT Photographic)

Mercedes has confirmed that its technical director Bob Bell will leave the team in November, having tendered his resignation last December.

His departure will streamline an organization that has looked a little top heavy on the technical side, especially now that the complex transition from the 2013 to 2014 rules has been undertaken, and so successfully.