Lotus Renault GP has announced that Alan Permane will step up to the role of track operations director, following the departure of sporting director Steve Nielsen after the Singapore Grand Prix.
Nielsen, who has been linked with a switch to Team Lotus, resigned from his position earlier this year but was contracted to work up until last weekend's event.
Permane, a Renault stalwart, was its trackside operations director, but will take on his new role with immediate effect. He will work alongside John Wickham.
Speaking about the reshuffle, team principal Eric Boullier said: "It's very simple. Part of what were Steve's responsibilities will be taken over by Alan Permane, who is now track operations director. In addition, John Wickham is part of our team and further changes will be announced shortly. I expect this transition to be very smooth."