|Managing Director of Renault Sport F1
|Position Last Year
After graduating in 2001, Cyril Abiteboul joined Renault at Boulogne-Billancourt. He was made Business Development Manager for the Renault F1 team in 2007 and became Executive Director of Renault Sport F1 in 2010. He was appointed as the new CEO of the Caterham F1 Team from Renault Sport F1 and took over Riad Asmat’s position in September 2012. He also took Tony Fernandes’ Team Principal spot after the latter stepped down from the job to focus more on Airasia and Caterham Group business. After ‘the end’ of Caterham F1 in 2014, Cyril became Managing Director of Renault Sport F1.
He joined Caterham F1 Team in September 2012. He had previously worked with team partner Renault, who 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 had been announced, Renault confirmed his return as managing director of Renault Sport F1. He left Renault as the racing team rebranded to Alpine in 2021.
In May 2021, Abiteboul joined Formula 2 engine supplier Mecachrome as their motorsport advisor.