He romped to the GP3 title last season, and now Anthoine Hubert has been confirmed as one of six drivers in the Renault Sport Academy line-up for 2019.
The highly-rated French racer (pictured above left) was a Renault-affiliated driver last year, but following his exploits in GP3, which saw him become the last champion in the series' history (replaced on the Formula 1 bill in 2019 by the new Formula 3 championship) he has now been signed up as a fully-fledged Academy member.
Joining Hubert and Chinese up-and-comer Guanyu Zhou, whose arrival as Development Driver was announced on Tuesday, is another brand-new addition to the Anglo-French squad’s junior programme - Brazilian teenager Caio Collet.
The trio will join Formula Renault Eurocup champion Max Fewtrell, Eurocup rookie winner Christian Lundgaard and Victor Martins (pictured alongside Hubert above), who have all been retained to complete a six-strong Academy line-up.
Four of the drivers will be present at Grand Prix weekends this season, with Hubert and Zhou competing in F2 and Fewtrell and Lundgaard doing battle in F3.