Sad to see Abiteboul lose top job says Ocon

Esteban Ocon says it is “sad” to see his French countryman Cyril Abiteboul lose his top job as Renault rebrands as Alpine for 2021. Under new Renault CEO Luca de Meo, Abiteboul has been ousted while Marcin Budkowski is promoted – while Davide Brivio has been head-hunted from MotoGP. Frenchman Ocon says he has already spoken to his new bosses, including new Alpine CEO Laurent Rossi, “a couple of times by phone and video conference”. “Davide has had great success in MotoGP and is hungry to develop the team, to take another step forward, which has given me a great feeling. As for Abiteboul’s exit as team boss, Ocon said: “I am sad to see him go.

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