Renault Sport Racing is pleased to announce Max Fewtrell as a Renault Sport Academy Driver for a third successive season.

Max signs for a third year on the back of his best career result to date when he won the Formula Renault Eurocup title in 2018.

Nineteen-year-old Max, born in Birmingham, joined the Academy ahead of the 2017 season after he won the 2016 British Formula 4 championship. He raced in the Eurocup in his first year with the Academy, taking the top rookie award and finishing sixth overall.

Max will aim to add to his two drivers’ championships in 2019 when he lines up for ART Grand Prix in the new FIA Formula 3 Championship, which takes on eight rounds on the Formula 1 undercard. The season begins in Barcelona in May for the Spanish Grand Prix and concludes at the Russian Grand Prix in Sochi in October.

Renault Sport Academy Director, Mia Sharizman: “Max has been a great addition to the Renault Sport Academy since joining in 2017. He’s shown his talent across two seasons racing in the Formula Renault Eurocup meaning his connection with Renault has been increasingly strong. Max was fully deserving of his place on the programme for 2019 by winning the Eurocup last season and he continues to showcase his calibre as one of Britain’s best rising stars. We’re looking forward to continuing with Max and helping his progression through the junior categories with a season in Formula 3 his next challenge.”

Max Fewtrell: “I’m very proud to remain with the Renault Sport Academy this season and I can’t wait to get back to racing. I wouldn’t be where I am today without Renault’s support but I know there’s a long way to go in my career and a lot more targets I have to reach. I look forward to continuing the hard work with the Academy and growing the connection with the Formula 1 team. Racing in Formula 3 will be interesting and it’s a very competitive category, but I relish the challenge and I will be putting the work in to be prepared.”