- Helping you drive happy

F1: Jean-Michel Jalinier quits Renault Sport F1, Cyril Abiteboul is back

From press release

The Renault Group regretfully announces the departure of Mr. Jean-Michel Jalinier, President and Managing Director of Renault Sport F1, who has decided to exercise his right to retirement for personal reasons.

From July 3, Renault Sport F1’s new President will be Mr. Jérôme Stoll who will take on the role in addition to his current responsibilities as Chief Performance Officer and Group Sales and Marketing Director.

Mr. Cyril Abiteboul has been appointed to fill the newly-created position of Managing Director of Renault Sport F1, reporting to Mr. Jérôme Stoll.

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.

F1 Renault Sport Jean-Michel Jalinier
Jean-Michel Jalinier. (Photo: Renault Sport F1)

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.

F1 Cyril Abiteboul Renault 2011
Cyril Abiteboul, Renault in 2011, discussing with Eric Boullier. (Photo: WRi2)