Oscar signs for the Renault Sport Academy on the back of securing the 2019 Formula Renault Eurocup Drivers’ Championship. He will race the 2020 season with Prema Racing in the FIA Formula 3 Championship.
How pleased are you to join the Renault Sport Academy?
It’s a fantastic opportunity to join the Renault Sport Academy with a lot of talented racers having come through the programme in recent years. Getting to this point was hard work on my part, having won the Formula Renault Eurocup last year, but I’m very excited to get started on this journey. Being Australian, it’s obviously exciting to be part of the same team as Daniel [Ricciardo] and he is of course a very experienced racer now - so I am looking forward to meeting and learning as much as I can from him.
What was it like winning the Formula Renault Eurocup last season?
It was special winning the Formula Renault Eurocup last season and it took some time to truly sink in what we had achieved that year. We secured seven wins and five pole positions in total, and it was awesome securing the title in Abu Dhabi. We had to maintain consistency across 20 races, right from winter testing through to the final race in Abu Dhabi, but we never let up and it all paid off in the end.
How much are you looking forward to racing in the FIA Formula 3 Championship?
To race in FIA Formula 3 with Prema Racing is very exciting, as they’re a top team and I’m really looking forward to building on my strong campaign in 2019. It’s obviously going to be a new challenge racing in a different series, but my goal is to kickstart the season strongly with Prema and ultimately go for the title.