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Renault F1 confirms Driver line-up

Ahead of the 2019 F1 Season, Renault F1 Team has confirmed its full driver line-up. Ex-Red Bull Daniel Ricciardo , Nico Hulkenberg, Jack Aitken (test and reserve), Sergey Sirotkin (Test and reserve) and Guanyu Zhou (Driver development) form the line-up for the team.

Ricciardo is familiar with Renault as he had previously raced with Red Bull, fitted with a Renault engine. The Australian debut in F1 with Red Bull in 2009, testing for Red Bull.  He then moved up to a full seat with Toro Rosso in 2011 and performed admirably.He next raced for HRT for a stint before going back to Toro Rosso for two seasons in 2012/13, After a successful stint at STR, he graduated to a full seat at Red Bull in 2014 where he would remain until the 2018 season. Up to this point, Ricciardo has 7 race wins under his belt, with 3 pole positions and 13 fastest laps in nine seasons in F1.

After a successful stint at STR, he graduated to a full seat at Red Bull in 2014m where he would remain until the 2018 season. Up to this point, Ricciardo has 7 race wins under his belt, with 3 pole positions and 13 fastest laps in nine seasons in F1.

Hülkenberg is now a veteran at Renault, after two full seasons with the team, The German started his F1 career with Williams in 2010 where he showed very promising performances. His impressive debut season convinced Force India to sign him up for the 2011 season, where he spent two seasons. He then shifted to Sauber for a season, before returning to Force India for the 2014 season and two more seasons. By 2017, he moved up to Renault and became the team’s lead driver. He will take on his third full season at Renault in the 2019 season. Hulkenberg has a pole position and two fastest laps in his

Renault’s test and reserve drivers Sirotkin and Aitken are two promising rookies to join the team’s program. Sirotkin is well accustomed to modern Formula 1 machinery. After spells as Renault Test Driver in 2016 and Third & Reserve Driver in 2017, the Russian graduated to a full-time F1 race seat in 2018 with Williams. Besides racing with Renault, the Russian will race with SMP Racing in the WEC (World Endurance Championship).

Aitken graduated from the Renault Sport Academy in 2019 after a three-year tenure, during which time he competed in the GP3 Series and Formula 2 Championship. He took one race win last year as a rookie in the Formula 1 support series, to which he will be returning this year with the Campos Racing team as part of his development program.

Sirotkin said, “We are well acquainted with the team, I spenttthe whole of 2017 in their factory and in the garage. It will be interesting to learn how far Renault has advanced in the development of the car over the past year; last season we were rivals and I could not see the work from the inside.”

“It’s a great feeling to continue with Renault F1 Team and I’m grateful for this opportunity. I’ve been part of the team since 2016, so to remain for a fourth season is a privilege and I’m determined to repay Renault’s faith in me. I drove the Formula 1 car a couple of times last year and I can’t wait to sample the Renault R.S.19 this season in the rookie tests and give my best to develop the package in any way I can. Last year was a lot about learning, but I feel ready this season to do the job and get the results I’m aiming for as I continue my development pathway within Renault,” Aitken added.

F1 Monaco GP: Ricciardo nails it

Pole-sitter and Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo had successfully converted a pole position into a win at the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday. Although the Australian took the win at F1’s slowest track, it was still a historic win. Ricciardo topped Championship contenders Sebastien Vettel and Lewis Hamilton. Ricciardo later admitted that had it been other tracks, he wouldn’t have won.

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F1 Monaco GP: Ricciardo gets pole and smashes lap record

Qualifiers for the 2018 Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix saw Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo snatch pole from the Ferrari of Sebastien Vettel. Ricciardo broke the lap record at the Principality, twice. Meanwhile, Reigning Champion Lewis Hamilton took third fastest to lead the second row, alongside the second Ferrari of Kimi Raikkonen. Raikkonen finished ahead of Valtteri Bottas and Force India’s Esteban Ocon.

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Ricciardo scores first win for Red Bull at F1 Chinese GP

  Round 3 of the Formula One World Championships is done and dusted with Daniel Ricciardo picking up the first win of the season at the Chinese Grand Prix, Shanghai International Circuit.

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Ricciardo takes first win of season at F1 Azerbaijan GP

  At the Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix’s Baku Circuit, Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo claimed the win from Valtteri Bottas and Williams’ rookie Lance Stroll. Drivers standings’ leader Sebastien Vettel pipped rival Lewis Hamilton to fourth place, even after a penalty. Ricciardo captured his first victory of the 2017 season from way back in 10th on the grid.

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Ricciardo wins it from Verstappen at F1 Malaysian GP

 2016 F1 Malaysian GP Daniel RIcciardo leads The Formula 1 Malaysian Grand Prix saw Red Bull’s Daniel RIcciardo take victory ahead of team mate Max Verstappen in an exciting, incident-packed race. Current Championship leader Nico Rosberg sloughed to a third place finish for the final podium spot due to ten-second penalty, while team mate Lewis Hamilton was forced to retire on an engine failure.

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Ricciardo takes win no.3 at Spa

  Who’d have guessed that Daniel Ricciardo would take another victory at the fabulous Spa-Francorchamps Circuit, Round 12 of the Formula One World Championships? After the summer break, the teams have returned to full swing towards the rundown to the finale in Abu Dhabi in November.

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Ricciardo captures 2nd victory of the season at F1 Hungarian GP

  The Hungarian Grand Prix, Round 11 of the Formula One World Championships, saw Red Bull Racing newbie Daniel Ricciardo capture his second victory of the season. Ricciardo’s second win in Budapest followed his Canadian GP win in June. The Red Bull driver chased down Fernando Alonso in the closing laps to deny the twice Champion his first victory of the season. Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg finished third and fourth respectively, following a bit of a squabble in the final stint of the race.

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Ricciardo breaks Mercedes’ grip with maiden win at F1 Canadian GP

  We finally have a winner other than the Mercedes AMG F1 Team at last weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix, Round 7 of the Formula One World Championships. Daniel Ricciardo got a thumping maiden victory at the Gilles Villeneuve track, finishing four seconds ahead of Nico Rosberg and a further second away from team mate Sebastien Vettel. Rosberg’s colleague Lewis Hamilton suffered a brake overheating and retired on the 46th lap.

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Ricciardo preps up for his transfer to Red Bull Racing in 2014

 2013 German GP Daniel Ricciardo 6fh Triple Formula One Champions Red Bull Racing (RBR) have announced a replacement driver for the departing Mark Webber. Current Toro Rosso driver Daniel Ricciardo is the affirmed candidate to partner Reigning F1 Champion Sebastien Vettel in the 2014 Formula One World Championships season.

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