MAPFRE Insurance signs deal with Renault Sport F1 Cyril Abiteboul, Managing Director, Renault Sport Racing : I’m very pleased that MAPFRE is making its Formula One debut with us. MAPFRE is targeting expansion on a global level and our F1 team is an excellent platform to reach this objective. MAPFRE is a great brand with a solid understanding of sponsorship ; it is well equipped to add value to their partnership with us. We hope to reward them in 2017 with a strong step forward in performance. Finally, historical affinities between Renault, F1 and Spain are once more alive thanks to this partnership.