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Components 1: Renault boss Cyril Abiteboul to depart the group amid an ongoing rebranding

Laurent Rossi, director of technique and industrial improvement at Renault, will take over the motorsport division, which will likely be renamed Alpine.

File picture of Cyril Abiteboul. Reuters

Paris: Frenchman Cyril Abiteboul is leaving Renault, the place he was supervisor of the Components 1 group, the corporate mentioned in a press launch on Monday.

Laurent Rossi, director of technique and industrial improvement at Renault, will take over the motorsport division, which will likely be renamed Alpine.

The Components 1 group, primarily based in Enstone, England, will substitute its predominantly yellow livery with the pink, white and blue of the French flag.

This leaves open the duty of main the F1 group and its govt director, Franco-Polish Marcin Budkowski, might take the reins.

Abiteboul, 43, joined Renault in 2001 and has spent most of his profession there, other than a stint on the helm of the Caterham F1 group from 2012 to 2014. He oversaw the return of the Renault group to F1 in 2016.

The group, which gained the 12 constructors title between 1992 and 2013, have been unable to repeat this degree of success however returned to the rostrum twice as Daniel Ricciardo completed third twice whereas that Esteban Ocon recorded his first prime three when he got here second within the Sakhir rand Prix in Bahrain.

Ricciardo is leaving the squad and will likely be changed by Fernando Alonso, who will flip 40 throughout the season. The Spaniard gained his two world titles with Renault in 2005 and 2006.

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