will not be directly replacing departed team boss Frederic Vasseur
. That is the claim of Cyril Abiteboul
, despite some media reports naming the Frenchman as Vasseur
's successor as team principal. After just a year in charge of the French works team, Vasseur
left amid speculation of a management dispute involving Abiteboul. But Abiteboul remains managing director. Asked by Germany
's Auto Motor und Sport if he is the new boss, he answered: "No. "But I will be at every race and ...