Renault Sport Academy, end-of-season review

Renault Sport Academy, end-of-season review

13.12.2018: Foreword from Cyril Abiteboul, Renault Sport Racing Managing Director Itís been pleasing to see excellent results from the 2018 crop of Renault Sport Academy Drivers; a good reward for a lot of hard work and preparation behind the sc

Foreword from Cyril Abiteboul, Renault Sport Racing Managing Director



It’s been pleasing to see excellent results from the 2018 crop of Renault Sport Academy Drivers; a good reward for a lot of hard work and preparation behind the scenes.



Developing a competitive Formula 1 package is one thing, but ensuring the most talented drivers are in the cockpit is also a critical ingredient and something Renault very much buys into. The young drivers currently coming through the doors at Enstone are the ones we expect to be in the race seats in the near future.



There is still a bit of time before we see the team and young drivers fighting for world championships, but the Academy is always discovering new ways to progress and grow stronger.



We have been satisfied overall with what we’ve seen this season and how this success exemplifies the young driver ladder, which Renault has set out.



Looking at the highlights of the year, Max Fewtrell won the Formula Renault Eurocup title, demonstrating consistency and a level-head at the right times to take the championship. Christian Lundgaard pushed Max close in his rookie season in the Eurocup to finish runner-up. Overall, Max, Christian as well as Victor Martins, fifth in the series, were very impressive this season and join an elite list of names to achieve success in the highly-competitive Eurocup.




While the championship standings don’t tell the whole story, it was great to see Sacha Fenestraz round off his season by finishing third place in the prestigious Macau Grand Prix.



Jack Aitken stepped up to Formula 1’s premier support class alongside duties as Third & Reserve Driver with the team. Jack can be proud of his achievements since developing through the Academy ladder in 2016, to driving a modern Formula 1 car in 2018.



Arthur Rougier and Sun Yue Yang have continued their development in the Academy, benefitting from the support and guidance outlined by the programme.



Finally, Affiliated Driver Anthoine Hubert won the GP3 Series championship after a classy season. Anthoine showed patience throughout the year and proved to be the most consistent driver at every round.



In the coming weeks and months, plans will take shape for 2019 and beyond. Decisions will be made as to who will drive in the black and yellow junior colours next season but, at this moment, the distant objective remains unchanged: Renault targets an Academy driver as a future Formula 1 world champion.

 





Closing comments from Mia Sharizman





 
As the year draws to a close, it marks the end of the third full year of the Renault Sport Academy and the end of the first of two phases of the programme.


 
The objective of the Academy has always been long-term: to have an Academy driver in the Formula 1 race seat by 2021. We’re making small steps and at this stage, we are meeting our targets. Drivers are beginning to fulfil certain, prominent roles within the team and this will continue to grow.



 
Reflecting on this season, it’s simple to say that we all want a perfect year; something that is very unlikely. We expected the drivers we had in Formula Renault to perform well and fight for the title. And true enough, Max and Christian took the battle to the final race of the season in Barcelona.



 
Title wins are of course the better moments for young drivers, their teams and for us as a development programme. But it’s not always just about winning titles, more the manner in the way they are won. There are certain moments in a season where you realise which drivers you want to develop further. There are also moments – sometimes away from the track - where you see the necessary characteristics required to go all the way within a driver: ruthlessness, a champion attitude, team work and hunger.



 
There are options for the future and the stage is set for the second phase for both the Formula 1 team and the Academy. We believe we have drivers who will mature in the time frame in parallel with the second part of progression for the Formula 1 team. The timing is right with the drivers we have, the level of racing they are signed to for next year and the year after, making the long-term target achievable.



 
From day one that has been the goal and this is the midway point of a long journey. Forming a good base next season will mean stronger foundations for the year after, where our drivers will aim to be one or two steps away from the main race seat. 2019 plans are close to being finalised, but for now at least, it’s time to reflect and learn from a promising season.








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