Along with revealing their 2016 driver line-up and branding, Renault Sport also announced a new initiative – the Renault Sport Academy, tasked with “finding future Renault Sport champions.” There are plenty of young driver programmes out there, and Renault are striving to add a little bit something extra to theirs.
Successful candidates will get to spend time with the various racing endeavours in Paris, learning about their “core values and heritage. A thorough fitness schedule will include evaluations at Enstone throughout the year in addition to pre-season and mid-season fitness camps.”
Along with bootcamp, the drivers get to intern at the F1 factory to learn how the team operates throughout the year. It all sounds fab but this year’s drivers have already been selected. Oliver Rowland will be in GP2, Louis Delétraz in Formula V8 3.5 and Jack Aitken and Kevin Joerg in GP3. It’s going to be a busy year for them.
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