Following on from the immediate change of ownership at Caterham yesterday, former team principal Cyril Abiteboul is now stepping into the newly-created role of Managing Director of Renault Sport’s F1 operations in Viry-Châtillon.
The 36-year-old worked for the French engine supplier before joining Tony Fernandes’ outfit back in September 2012, replacing the Malaysian businessman as the head of the team’s trackside operations.
The Paris-educated engineer will now report directly to Renault Sport F1’s new President, Jérôme Stoll, who will continue to fulfil his duties as Chief Performance Officer and Group Sales and Marketing Director. Stoll’s predecessor Jean-Michel Jalinier, has officially retired, citing personal reasons for his departure.
Abiteboul carries on his long association with Renault Sport, having joined Renault at their Boulogne-Billiancourt facility in 2001, before switching to Renault Sport as the Business Development Manager of Renault F1 in 2007.
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