100 Most Influential People in Formula 1 2019

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17. Cyril Abiteboul | Renault Sport F1 Managing Director

 

Position last year: 16
Age: 41
Bio: From 2013 to 2014 he was the team principal of Caterham Formula One team, and is currently the managing director of the Renault F1 Team.

Definitely not a new face to Formula 1, but in his most senior position to date. Eyes are always on Cyril to see how he delivers against his counterparts.

He joined the Caterham F1 Team in September 2012. The Frenchman previously worked with team partner Renault, where he was Deputy Managing Director of Renault Sport F1. On 8 November 2012, Abiteboul was appointed as team principal of Caterham, taking the place of Tony Fernandes.

In July 2014, after Abiteboul’s departure from Caterham F1 team had been announced, Renault confirmed his return as Managing Director of Renault Sport F1.




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