Jack Aitken given Renault reserve role

Shortly after launching their 2018 F1 car Renault has also announced that young British-Korean driver Jack Aitken is to be given the role of reserve driver for the team for 2018.

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Aitken will drive for ART in F2 this year alongside former GP3 teammate George Russell. He was recently given the opportunity to drive the 2012 Lout-Renault in September for his success in GP3.

Renault managing director Cyril Abiteboul said:

“Jack has been nurtured in the Renault Sport Academy so we’ve seen his development over the past couple of years.

“It is clear he’s a talented young driver and he is ready for this opportunity. He has a full season ahead of him with racing in Formula 2 and fulfilling his Formula 1 commitments.”

2016 F2 runner-up Artem Markelov was also announced as development driver for the Renault team.

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