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CEO explains Abiteboul's Renault exit

Apr.6 Renault needed change at the very top as the F1 team transitioned to its new identity as Alpine for 2021. That is the explanation of Renault CEO Luca de Meo, as he responded to rumours that Cyril Abiteboul was ousted as team boss due to the team's poor performance. However, RTL quotes de Meo as insisting that Alpine simply needed the change. 'This question is a little complicated,' he said. 'With this new story for us, it would have been difficult,' he added, referring to the former leadership structure under Abiteboul. 'If they needed support (from Renault), they got it, but their comfort zone was to stay outside. Now Alpine is absolutely integrated into the mainstream strategy of...
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