Renault Sport Racing is delighted to promote French driver Anthoine Hubert as a fully-fledged Renault Sport Academy member for the 2019 season.

Anthoine steps up his role after a successful season in 2018, when he won the GP3 Series title as a Renault Sport Academy Affiliated Driver.

The 22-year-old clinched the championship victory, which races on the Formula 1 support card, after recording two wins and a further nine podium finishes. He became the final driver to win GP3 as the series, which has been running since 2010, enters a new chapter in 2019 as the FIA Formula 3 Championship.

Racing in the FIA Formula 2 Championship will be Anthoine’s latest challenge, where he will join British outfit Arden International. The season begins in March in Bahrain and will run as a support event for Formula 1 at a further eleven races until the season finale in Abu Dhabi in November.

Renault Sport Academy Director, Mia Sharizman: “We’re very pleased to promote Anthoine to the Renault Sport Academy for 2019 after a successful season as an Affiliated Driver last year. Anthoine fully deserves this opportunity as an Academy Driver. His consistency and level head proved decisive last year and he will undoubtedly draw on those attributes for his first attempt in Formula 2 this season. It’s also a great opportunity to have one of France’s most talented young drivers on our programme and we will assist Anthoine as much as possible in Formula 2.”

Anthoine Hubert: “It’s great to be able to announce I will be stepping up my connection with Renault as an Academy Driver this season. I’m really happy and grateful to be entrusted with the role and I can’t wait to keep developing my racing career. I learnt a lot racing in GP3, and I will be looking to draw on that experience for Formula 2, which will be a big challenge. It’s a bigger car, there are more races – longer in length – with strategy to prepare as well. I know my ability and I look forward to using Renault’s support for a good year.”