Abiteboul: Alonso is like a hungry shark | F1 News by PlanetF1

Cyril Abiteboul has said that, ahead of his return to the grid next season, Fernando Alonso is like a hungry shark waiting to attack. The Spaniard made the biggest step of his comeback yet when he tested the 2020 Renault for the first time in Barcelona. He took part in

Abiteboul: Tattoo bet fuelled by ‘a few beers’

Renault Formula 1 team principal Cyril Abiteboul is not concerned about complying with his famous tattoo bet with Daniel Ricciardo because he can decide its size and location. The Frenchman has also revealed that his unusual promise to celebrate his driver’s first podium with the Enstone team was fuelled by

Ricciardo: Abiteboul should be ‘nervous’ over tattoo bet

Daniel Ricciardo says his Renault Formula 1 boss Cyril Abiteboul should now be “pretty nervous” about losing a bet they have on getting tattoos. The pair have agreed to get matching tattoos if Ricciardo finishes on the podium for Renault before he leaves the team at the end of this

Cyril Abiteboul: One positive test could eliminate a team

Renault boss Cyril Abiteboul is fearful that one positive COVID-19 test could force an entire team to miss a race. This was the case back at the original season-opener in March where McLaren withdrew from the event after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. But the 2020 season is

Cyril Abiteboul: Fernando Alonso is an option for Renault

Renault team principal Cyril Abiteboul has confirmed Fernando Alonso is a candidate for their spare 2021 seat. Daniel Ricciardo will make the move to McLaren for 2021, leaving Renault with the task of finding his replacement, a job which they are going to take their time with. Plenty of names

Cyril Abiteboul: Fernando Alonso is an option for Renault

Renault team principal Cyril Abiteboul has confirmed Fernando Alonso is a candidate for their spare 2021 seat. Daniel Ricciardo will make the move to McLaren for 2021, leaving Renault with the task of finding his replacement, a job which they are going to take their time with. Plenty of names

Cyril Abiteboul: Daniel Ricciardo-Renault pairing has more to offer

Cyril Abiteboul feels that Daniel Ricciardo and Renault can still achieve far more together, amid talk of the Aussie leaving.  The 2019 season was a hugely disappointing one for both parties. After convincing Ricciardo to sign with the promise of one day being able to fight for the podiums, the

Abiteboul: 2019 ‘by far the most difficult season’ for me

Renault managing director Cyril Abiteboul says 2019 has been the most difficult season he has faced in Formula 1, but insists critics who say his team have “lost the plot” are wrong. The French car manufacturer headed in to the campaign hoping that signing Daniel Ricciardo and progress on the

Cyril Abiteboul: FIA 'losing the plot'

Renault principal Cyril Abiteboul believes some people at the FIA are “losing the plot” following Daniel Ricciardo’s DQ from qualifying at the Singapore GP. Daniel Ricciardo was disqualified from qualifying in Singapore after his MGU-K spiked over the 120kW limit during Q1 when going over a kerb, a decision which

Cyril Abiteboul: Cheaper to alter tracks than aero rules

Cyril Abiteboul feels Formula 1 should look into changing the layout of the tracks to improve racing, rather than constantly revising aerodynamic regulations. Although the sport is set to introduce a raft of new regulations for 2021, it seems almost every year something is being tweaked. This year it was