Renault Sport Academy

The Renault Sport Academy, formerly known as RF1 Driver Programme and Renault Driver Development, is a program to support racing drivers since 2002 in their racing series. The programme was created by Renault F1 in 2002.

Selected drivers have to prove their potential on track and their athletics qualities. They promote Renault in the world.

In 2011, the programme was renamed LRGP Academy, following the rebranding of the team to "Lotus Renault GP".[1]

In 2012, the programme was renamed Lotus F1 Team iRace Professional Programme and 2013–2015, the programme was renamed Lotus F1 Junior Team.

Current driversEdit

Driver Years Current Series Titles
  Max Fewtrell[2] 2017–19 FIA Formula 3 Championship Formula Renault Eurocup (2018)
  Christian Lundgaard[3] 2017–19 FIA Formula 3 Championship SMP F4 Championship (2017)
F4 Spanish Championship (2017)
  Victor Martins[4] 2018–19 Formula Renault Eurocup none as Renault Sport Academy member
  Caio Collet[5] 2019 Formula Renault Eurocup none as Renault Sport Academy member
  Leonardo Lorandi[6] 2019 Formula Renault Eurocup none as Renault Sport Academy member
  Ye Yifei[7] 2019 FIA Formula 3 Championship none as Renault Sport Academy member
  Guanyu Zhou[8] 2019 FIA Formula 2 Championship none as Renault Sport Academy member

Former driversEdit

Renault / Lotus Renault GPEdit

Driver Years Series competed
  Jack Aitken[9] 2016–18 GP3 Series (2016-17)
FIA Formula 2 Championship (2018)
  Fabio Carbone 2002 British Formula 3 Championship (2002)
  Jan Charouz 2010–11 Formula Renault 3.5 Series (201011)
Auto GP (2011)
  Dani Clos[10] 2007 Formula 3 Euro Series (2007)
  Jérôme d'Ambrosio 2004, 2010 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 (2004)
Championnat de France Formula Renault 2.0 (2004)
GP2 Series (2010)
  Louis Delétraz[9] 2016 GP2 Series (2016)
Formula V8 3.5 Series (2016)
  Lucas di Grassi[10] 2005–07 Formula 3 Euro Series (2005)
GP2 Series (200607)
  Loïc Duval 2004–05 Formula 3 Euro Series (200405)
  Fairuz Fauzy 2011 GP2 Series (2011)
  Sacha Fenestraz[11] 2017–18 Formula Renault Eurocup (2017)
FIA Formula 3 European Championship (2018)
GP3 Series (2018)
  Marta García 2017 Spanish F4 Championship (2017)
SMP F4 Championship (2017)
  Romain Grosjean[10] 2006–09 Formula 3 Euro Series (200607)
GP2 Asia Series (2008)
GP2 Series (200809)
  Ben Hanley[10] 2006–08 Formula Renault 3.5 Series (200607)
GP2 Series (2008)
  Anthoine Hubert[12] 2019 FIA Formula 2 Championship (2019) [note 1]
  Kevin Jörg[9] 2016 GP3 Series (2016)
  Heikki Kovalainen 2002–05 British Formula 3 Championship (2002)
World Series by Nissan (200304)
GP2 Series (2005)
  Robert Kubica 2002 Italian Formula Renault Championship (2002)
  José María López 2003–06 Formula Renault V6 Eurocup (2003)
International Formula 3000 (2004)
GP2 Series (200506)
  Pastor Maldonado 2004–05 Italian Formula Renault Championship (2004)
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 (2004)
Formula Renault 3.5 Series (2005)
  Tiago Monteiro 2002 French Formula Three Championship (2002)
International Formula 3000 (2002)
  Jarno Opmeer[2] 2017 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
  Nelson Panciatici[10] 2007 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 (2007)
Championnat de France Formula Renault 2.0 (2007)
  Charles Pic[14] 2009 Formula Renault 3.5 Series (2009)
  Arthur Rougier[4] 2018 Formula Renault Eurocup (2018)
  Oliver Rowland[9] 2016 GP2 Series (2016)
  Eric Salignon 2002–03 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 (2002)
Championnat de France Formula Renault 2.0 (2002)
British Formula 3 Championship (2003)
  Ho-Pin Tung 2010–11 GP2 Series (2010)
Superleague Formula (2011)
  Davide Valsecchi[14] 2009 GP2 Series (2009)
  Carlo van Dam 2002 World Championship Formula Super A (2002)
  Giedo van der Garde 2004 Formula 3 Euro Series (2004)
  Danny Watts 2003 British Formula 3 Championship (2003)
  Sun Yueyang[15] 2016–18 Karting (2016)
Formula Renault Eurocup (2017)
Formula Renault NEC (2017)
BRDC British Formula 3 Championship (2018)
  • Championship titles highlighted in bold.

Lotus F1 (2012–2015)Edit

Driver Years Series competed
  Alexander Albon[16] 2013–15 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 (20132014)
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC (20132014)
  Dorian Boccolacci[16] 2012–15 kart (2012–13)
French F4 Championship (2014)
European Formula 3 Championship (2015)
  Juan Manuel Correa[17] 2014–15 kart (2014)
  Alex Fontana 2015 Formula E (2014–15)
Formula Renault 3.5 Series (2015)
GP3 Series (2015)
  Kevin Korjus[18] 2012 Formula Renault 3.5 Series (2012)
  Callan O'Keeffe[17] 2014 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 (2014)
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC (2014)
  Marco Sørensen[16] 2009, 2013–15 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 (2009)
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC (2009)
Formula Renault 3.5 Series (20132014)
GP2 Series (20142015)
FIA World Endurance Championship (2015)
  Richie Stanaway[18] 2012 Formula Renault 3.5 Series (2012)
  Marlon Stöckinger[16] 2013–15 Formula Renault 3.5 Series (20132015)
GP2 Series (2015)
  Matthieu Vaxivière[16] 2015 Formula Renault 2.0 Alps (2015)
Formula Renault 3.5 Series (2015)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fairuz Fauzy to become Renault reserve". formula1.com. Formula One Administration. 19 January 2011. Retrieved 19 January 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Aitken leads 2017 Renault Sport Academy line-up". 21 February 2017. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Garcia and Lundgaard announced to Renault Sport Academy". 31 March 2017. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  4. ^ a b "French F4 rivals Rougier and Martins become Renault juniors ahead of Eurocup moves". 15 January 2018. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Renault Sport Academy signs Caio Collet". 22 January 2019. Retrieved 22 January 2019.
  6. ^ Suttill, Josh (23 May 2019). "Leonardo Lorandi earns Renault F1 affiliate driver status". formulascout.com. Formula Scout. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  7. ^ Allen, Peter (11 April 2019). "Yifei Ye joins Renault Sport Academy ahead of FIA F3". FormulaScout. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  8. ^ "GUANYU ZHOU JOINS THE RENAULT SPORT ACADEMY FOR 2019". 22 January 2019. Retrieved 22 January 2019.
  9. ^ a b c d Allen, Peter (3 February 2016). "Renault names Ocon as F1 reserve, plus four-man academy". Paddock Scout. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
  10. ^ a b c d e "The Renault Driver development Programme announces its 2007 class" (PDF). Renault Sport. 14 February 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 16, 2007. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  11. ^ Allen, Peter (December 18, 2018). "Sacha Fenestraz loses Renault academy status and looks to Japan for 2019". FormulaScout. Retrieved December 19, 2018.
  12. ^ Horton, Phillip (23 January 2019). "GP3 champion Anthoine Hubert joins Renault F1 scheme, makes F2 move". Motorsport Week. Retrieved 23 January 2019.
  13. ^ "F2 driver Hubert killed in Spa-Francorchamps crash". motorsport.com. Motorsport.com. 31 August 2019. Retrieved 31 August 2019.
  14. ^ a b "The Renault Driver development Programme announces its 2009 class". f1technical.net. 19 January 2009. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  15. ^ Khorounzhiy, Valentin (13 April 2016). "Renault signs Chinese karting driver Sun Yue Yang". Motorsport.com. Retrieved 13 April 2016.
  16. ^ a b c d e "Lotus F1 Junior Team drivers announced". GPUpdate.net. JHED Media BV. 15 February 2013. Retrieved 15 February 2013.
  17. ^ a b Allen, Peter (2 April 2014). "O'Keeffe and Ramsay join Lotus F1 Junior Team". Paddock Scout. PaddockScout.com. Retrieved 2 April 2014.
  18. ^ a b Allen, Peter (5 February 2012). "Lotus and Gravity launch iRace Professional Programme". Paddock Scout. Peter Allen. Retrieved 18 July 2012.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Hubert was a member of the Renault Sport Academy, however suffered a fatal crash in the 2019 Belgian F2 Feature Race .[13]

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