"The solid foundations of the racing team and the entities in France and England built over these years, the strategic evolution of the sport towards a more economically sustainable model, and more recently the Alpine project which provides a renewed sense of meaning and dynamism, all point to a very fine trajectory.
"I would like to thank Luca de Meo for involving me in the construction of the Alpine Business Unit and I wish the new structure every success."
Renault announced that Rossi would "take charge of Alpine Cars, Sport, F1 and competition activities," with it as yet unclear how the leadership structure of the F1 outfit will be made up given the departure of Davide Brivio last week.
Groupe Renault CEO Luca de Meo thanked Abiteboul for laying the foundations for Alpine to prosper.
"I would like to warmly thank Cyril for his tireless involvement, which notably led the Renault F1 Team from the penultimate place in 2016 to the podiums last season," he added.
"His remarkable work in F1 since 2007 allows us to look to the future, with a strong team and the new Alpine F1 Team identity to conquer the podiums this year."
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