Renault has confirmed their academy line-up for 2020, with two new fresh faces in Oscar Piastri and Hadrien David joining the set-up.
Piastri, 18, joins after winning the Formula Renault Eurocup last season and will be driving for Prema Racing in Formula 3 in 2020. Fellow Renault academy member, Max Fewtrell, will also be racing in Formula 3 this season.
David, 15, is now part of the academy as he won last season’s French Formula 4 Championship and will join another Renault rookie in Caio Collet in the Formula Renault Eurocup.
Meanwhile, Danish teen Christian Lundgaard is making the step up to Formula 2 this season with ART; Guanyu Zhou is set for a second season with UNI-Virtuosi.
“Our Academy continues to grow in strength each year,” Abiteboul said.
“We now want the programme to progress to the next level, and target championship wins in 2020.
“The Academy was first set-up in 2016 with the long-term objective of progressing a driver from the RSA to a seat with the Formula 1 team, and with the talent we have in the Academy we are still confident of achieving this in the relative short term.
“The ability within the Academy is there for all to see.
“On a wider level I am also pleased to see Renault global markets getting behind the programme and supporting their local drivers.
“I am very proud of the programme and its activation and I look forward to following the success on and off track.”