“The solid foundations of the racing team and the entities in France and England built over these years, the strategic evolution of the sport towards a more economically sustainable model, and more recently the Alpine project which provides a renewed sense of meaning and dynamism, all point to a very fine trajectory.
“I would like to thank Luca de Meo for involving me in the construction of the Alpine Business Unit and I wish the new structure every success.”
His exit from the team comes after the departure of former Renault Sport president Jerome Stoll late last year and the expected hiring of ex-Suzuki MotoGP team manger Davide Brivio this month.
Abiteboul had been expected to take up a more senior position with the arrival of Brivio from Suzuki. No official announcement has been made by Renault on Brivio’s position yet.
“I would like to warmly thank Cyril for his tireless involvement, which notably led the Renault F1 Team from the penultimate place in 2016 to the podiums last season,” Groupe Renault CEO Luca de Meo said.
“His remarkable work in F1 since 2007 allows us to look to the future, with a strong team and the new Alpine F1 Team identity to conquer the podiums this year.”