The good news for Jean-Michel Jalinier, President and Managing Director of Renault Sport F1, is that he has avoided being “promoted” to a job marketing Dacia in Kazahkstan. The bad news is that his future is not at Viry-Chatillon but rather “retirement for personal reasons”. This is no surprise given the disastrous performance of this year’s Renault engines and the negative development of the relationship with Red Bull and Infiniti, part of the Renault Nissan Alliance. The new President of Renault Sport F1 will be Jérôme Stoll, Chief Performance Officer and Group Sales and Marketing Director of Renault. The day-to-day management of the F1 operation will be taken over by Cyril Abiteboul, a former Renault executive who has been working as team principal of Caterham.