Renault Sport Academy

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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 drivers[edit]

Driver Years Current Series Titles
United Kingdom Jack Aitken[2] 2016 GP3 Series Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 (2015)
Formula Renault 2.0 Alps (2015)
Switzerland Louis Delétraz[2] 2016 Formula V8 3.5 Formula Renault 2.0 NEC (2015)
Switzerland Kevin Jörg[2] 2016 GP3 Series n/a
United Kingdom Oliver Rowland[2] 2016 GP2 Series Formula Renault UK Finals Series (2011)
Formula Renault 3.5 Series (2015)

Former drivers[edit]

Renault / Lotus Renault GP[edit]

Driver Years Series competed
Brazil Fabio Carbone 2002 British Formula 3 Championship (2002)
Czech Republic Jan Charouz 2010–11 Formula Renault 3.5 Series (201011)
Auto GP (2011)
Spain Dani Clos[3] 2007 Formula 3 Euro Series (2007)
Belgium Jérôme d'Ambrosio 2004, 2010 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 (2004)
Championnat de France Formula Renault 2.0 (2004)
GP2 Series (2010)
Brazil Lucas di Grassi[3] 2005–07 Formula 3 Euro Series (2005)
GP2 Series (200607)
France Loïc Duval 2004–05 Formula 3 Euro Series (200405)
Malaysia Fairuz Fauzy 2011 GP2 Series (2011)
France Romain Grosjean[3] 2006–09 Formula 3 Euro Series (200607)
GP2 Asia Series (2008)
GP2 Series (200809)
United Kingdom Ben Hanley[3] 2006–08 Formula Renault 3.5 Series (200607)
GP2 Series (2008)
Finland Heikki Kovalainen 2002–05 British Formula 3 Championship (2002)
World Series by Nissan (200304)
GP2 Series (2005)
Poland Robert Kubica 2002 Italian Formula Renault Championship (2002)
Argentina José María López 2003–06 Formula Renault V6 Eurocup (2003)
International Formula 3000 (2004)
GP2 Series (200506)
Venezuela Pastor Maldonado 2004–05 Italian Formula Renault Championship (2004)
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 (2004)
Formula Renault 3.5 Series (2005)
Portugal Tiago Monteiro 2002 French Formula Three Championship (2002)
International Formula 3000 (2002)
France Nelson Panciatici[3] 2007 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 (2007)
Championnat de France Formula Renault 2.0 (2007)
France Charles Pic[4] 2009 Formula Renault 3.5 Series (2009)
France Eric Salignon 2002–03 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 (2002)
Championnat de France Formula Renault 2.0 (2002)
British Formula 3 Championship (2003)
China Ho-Pin Tung 2010–11 GP2 Series (2010)
Superleague Formula (2011)
Italy Davide Valsecchi[4] 2009 GP2 Series (2009)
Netherlands Carlo van Dam 2002 World Championship Formula Super A (2002)
Netherlands Giedo van der Garde 2004 Formula 3 Euro Series (2004)
United Kingdom Danny Watts 2003 British Formula 3 Championship (2003)
  • Championship titles highlighted in bold.

Lotus F1 (2012–2015)[edit]

Driver Years Series competed
United Kingdom Alexander Albon[5] 2013–15 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 (20132014)
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC (20132014)
France Dorian Boccolacci[5] 2012–15 kart (2012–13)
French F4 Championship (2014)
European Formula 3 Championship (2015)
United States Juan Manuel Correa[6] 2014–15 kart (2014)
Switzerland Alex Fontana 2015 Formula E (2014–15)
Formula Renault 3.5 Series (2015)
GP3 Series (GP3 Series)
Estonia Kevin Korjus[7] 2012 Formula Renault 3.5 Series (2012)
South Africa Callan O'Keeffe[6] 2014 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 (2014)
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC (2014)
Denmark Marco Sørensen[5] 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)
New Zealand Richie Stanaway[7] 2012 Formula Renault 3.5 Series (2012)
Philippines Marlon Stöckinger[5] 2013–15 Formula Renault 3.5 Series (20132015)
GP2 Series (2015)
France Matthieu Vaxivière[5] 2015 Formula Renault 2.0 Alps (2015)
Formula Renault 3.5 Series (2015)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fairuz Fauzy to become Renault reserve". formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 19 January 2011. Retrieved 19 January 2011. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "The Renault Driver development Programme announces its 2007 class" (PDF). Renault Sport. 14 February 2007. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "The Renault Driver development Programme announces its 2009 class". f1technical.net. 19 January 2009. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  5. ^ a b c d e "Lotus F1 Junior Team drivers announced". GPUpdate.net (JHED Media BV). 15 February 2013. Retrieved 15 February 2013. 
  6. ^ a b Allen, Peter (2 April 2014). "O’Keeffe and Ramsay join Lotus F1 Junior Team". Paddock Scout (PaddockScout.com). Retrieved 2 April 2014. 
  7. ^ a b Allen, Peter (5 February 2012). "Lotus and Gravity launch iRace Professional Programme". Paddock Scout (Peter Allen). Retrieved 18 July 2012. 

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