Cyril Abiteboul

Renault team principal Cyril Abiteboul to leave with immediate effect

Cyril Abiteboul

Renault Formula 1 team principal Cyril Abiteboul will leave the team with immediate effect.

Former director of strategy and business development at Renault, Laurent Rossi, will become CEO of Alpine as a result. Rossi will take charge of the F1 team and other motorsport activities.

In light of the news, Abiteboul released the following statement.

“I would like to thank the Groupe Renault for having trusted me for many years, particularly with the relaunch and reconstruction of the team since 2016,” he said.

“The solid foundations of the racing team and the entities in France and England built over these years, the strategic evolution of the sport towards a more economically sustainable model, and more recently the Alpine project which provides a renewed sense of meaning and dynamism, all point to a very fine trajectory.”

Renault CEO Luca De Meo added: “I would like to warmly thank Cyril for his tireless involvement, which notably led the Renault F1 Team from the penultimate place in 2016 to the podiums last season.

“His remarkable work in F1 since 2007 allows us to look to the future, with a strong team and the new Alpine F1 Team identity to conquer the podiums this year.”

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