Renault confirms return of Abiteboul

Having left Caterham Cyril Abiteboul has returned to Renault Sport F1 in the newly created role of managing director, in a move predicted here on June 25.

Abiteboul will report to Renault Sport F1’s new presisdent, Jerome Stoll, who retains his current roles as Chief Performance Officer and Group Sales and Marketing Director.

Renault says that Stoll’s predecessor Jean-Michel Jalinier “has decided to exercise his right to retirement for personal reasons.”

As previously noted here Abiteboul’s appointment comes with the full support of Red Bull, and his immediate task is to focus on improving the current engine for 2015, within the homologation rules.

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