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Abiteboul left Renault before its rebranding under the Alpine name, having played a key role in the restructuring and redesign of the operation.

The Enstone-based team chose not to replace him directly and instead installed a management structure that does not have a defined team leader.

After several months of absence from the spotlight, Abiteboul has now been appointed motorsport advisor to the engineering company Mecachrome.

The Mecachrome company has a long history in motorsport, having worked for decades with Operation Renault F1.

This season, the company is manufacturing a number of important components for the Renault powertrain used by Alpine F1. Its engines are also used in F2 and F3.

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Abiteboul’s role will be to propose strategic options for the medium-term development of Mecachrome’s activity in motorsport.

Alain Prost, non-executive director of Renault F1 Team with Cyril Abiteboul, general manager of Renault Sport F1

Photo by: Renault Sport

Christian Cornille, CEO of Mecachrome, declared: “We are proud that Cyril can provide support and expertise to the teams of the group in this activity, which since 1983 has supported prestigious brands in the biggest categories of motorsport, F1, F2 , F3. , endurance, rally.

“The Mecachrome group must understand the trends and opportunities in this sector and make them consistent with the Group’s objectives and the transformation underway in its other businesses.”

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Abiteboul will also join start-up venture capital firm HCVC as a venture capital partner in its upcoming hardware tech fund.

He will use his experience in the automotive and motorsport worlds to help HCVC invest in new companies in the mobility sector.

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“I am very happy to bring my experience of sourcing and developing new technologies as well as innovative practices to the next generation of founders and inventors,” said Abiteboul.

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“I am also delighted to join one of the most exciting venture capital firms investing in cutting edge technology.”

HCVC has already invested in more than 40 companies in Europe and the United States.

Founder and Managing Partner Alexis Houssou said: “We are very proud to welcome Cyril to our team and we look forward to working with him to support the founders in building the future of mobility.

“Cyril is not only an engineer at heart, but also someone with world-class experience in areas extremely relevant to HCVC and the companies in our portfolio.

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