100 Most Influential People in Formula 1 2017


18. Cyril Abiteboul | Managing Director of Renault F1

Cyril Abiteboul

Position last year: 18
Age: 39
Bio: Head of Renault F1 and one of Formula 1’s top team managers
Google searches last 12 months: 0.7 million

Not a new face to Formula 1, but in his most senior position to date. Eyes will be on Cyril to see how he delivers against his counterparts.

Abiteboul was educated at the Lycée Carnot and Lycée Chaptal high schools in Paris, and went on to study aeronautical engineering at Grenoble INP. In July 2014, after Abiteboul’s departure from the Caterham F1 team, Renault confirmed his return as Managing Director of Renault Sport F1.

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