RF1 Driver Programme

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The RF1 Driver Programme, formerly known as 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.

In 2013, the programme was renamed Lotus F1 Junior Team.

Current drivers[edit]

Driver Years Current Series Titles
United Kingdom Alexander Albon[2] 2013–15 European Formula Three Championship n/a
France Dorian Boccolacci[2] 2012–15 European Formula Three Championship n/a
United States Juan Manuel Correa[3] 2014–15 TBA n/a
France Matthieu Vaxiviere[2] 2015 Formula Renault 3.5 Series n/a
Denmark Marco Sørensen[2] 2009, 2013–15 GP2 Series n/a
Philippines Marlon Stöckinger[2] 2013–15 GP2 Series n/a

Former drivers[edit]

Driver Years Series competed
Brazil Fabio Carbone 2002 British Formula Three Championship (2002)
Czech Republic Jan Charouz 2010–11 Formula Renault 3.5 Series (201011)
Auto GP (2011)
Spain Dani Clos[4] 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[4] 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[4] 2006–09 Formula 3 Euro Series (200607)
GP2 Asia Series (2008)
GP2 Series (200809)
United Kingdom Ben Hanley[4] 2006–08 Formula Renault 3.5 Series (200607)
GP2 Series (2008)
Estonia Kevin Korjus[5] 2012 Formula Renault 3.5 Series (2012)
Finland Heikki Kovalainen 2002–05 British Formula Three 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)
South Africa Callan O'Keeffe[3] 2014 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 (2014)
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC (2014)
France Nelson Panciatici[4] 2007 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 (2007)
Championnat de France Formula Renault 2.0 (2007)
France Charles Pic[6] 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 Three Championship (2003)
New Zealand Richie Stanaway[5] 2012 Formula Renault 3.5 Series (2012)
China Ho-Pin Tung 2010–11 GP2 Series (2010)
Superleague Formula (2011)
Italy Davide Valsecchi[6] 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 Three Championship (2003)
  • Championship titles highlighted in bold.

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

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