Engine manufacturers Renault Sport have announced that managing director Jean-Michel Jalinier is stepping down from his position, because he has “decided to exercise his right to retirement for personal reasons.” In his place, Jérôme Stoll will step up to the presidency, alongside his chief performance officer and group sales and marketing director positions. That is one busy man.
Meanwhile, Cyril Abiteboul, newly ousted from the Caterham team, has been confirmed as the managing director of Renault Sport F1, specifically dealing with the Formula One teams and their requirements.
This change may be for personal reasons but it could also be down to the disappointing performance of Renault engines this season. Defending champions Red Bull have suffered at the hands of their power unit on many occasions and team principal Christian Horner has been very vocal about the French supplier having to up their game if the partnership is to continue.
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