The Renault Group has announced the departure of Jean-Michel Jalinier, Renault Sport F1's President and Managing Director following his decision to retire for personal reasons. He will be replaced by Jérôme Stoll who will take on the role in addition to his current responsibilities as Chief Performance Officer and Group Sales and Marketing Director.
Additionally, Renault Sport also announced that Cyril Abiteboul, the former team principal of Caterham F1 Team has been appointed to fill the newly-created position of Managing Director of Renault Sport F1, reporting to Mr. Jérôme Stoll.
Cyril Abiteboul was born on October 14, 1977 and is a graduate of the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble. He joined Renault in 2001 and was named Development Director of Renault F1 Team in 2007, before becoming Executive Director in 2010. In September 2012, Cyril Abiteboul moved to the Formula 1 team Caterham as General Manager.
Departing President Jean-Michel Jalinier is a graduate of France’s Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Métiers, with doctorates in mechanical engineering and science. He joined Renault in 1985 and has held different positions within the Group. Jean-Michel Jalinier was named Chairman and Managing Director of Renault Sport F1 in 2012, reporting directly to Renault’s President and Chief Executive Officer Carlos Ghosn.