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The 2020 competition vehicle is based on a Renault R.S.20 chassis developed and manufactured at the Renault F1 Team centre in Enstone.
The Renault E-TECH 20 drivetrain is developed at the Renault Sport Racing plant in Viry-Châtillon.
Daniel Ricciardo enters his second season as a Renault DP World F1® Team driver. In his first year wearing Renault colours, Daniel finished in points-scoring positions on eight separate occasions, with a season-high fourth place coming at the Italian Grand Prix. He secured ninth position in the 2019 Formula 1 World Drivers’ Championship.
Daniel has an impressive Formula 1 resume, having seven wins, 29 podiums and three pole positions to his name. His journey to Formula 1 included four years of racing under Renault power across the junior categories in Formula Renault 2.0, World Series by Renault and Formula Renault 3.5, before making the step up to Formula 1 midway through the 2011 championship.
Guanyu Zhou expands his role with Renault DP World F1® Team in 2020, becoming Test Driver, after a promising year as Development Driver last year. Zhou, who also remains in the Renault Sport Academy, will work even closer with the F1 Team in the Test Driver role, which will include race attendances, test days and simulator sessions at the facility in Enstone to drive on-track performance. The Shanghai-born Chinese driver joined Renault at the start of 2019, competing in the FIA Formula 2 Championship where he finished seventh overall and best ‘rookie’. Zhou will remain in Formula 2 this season, aiming to compete for the outright title.
Esteban Ocon re-joins Renault DP World F1® Team ahead of the 2020 FIA Formula 1 World Championship season, marking his return to a full-time race seat after a year lay-off in 2019. Esteban is well known to the Renault family having spent the 2016 season as the team’s Reserve Driver, and, prior to that, was part of the Enstone-based Lotus junior programme during which he won the FIA European Formula 3 title in 2014. A year later Esteban won the GP3 Series crown.
At just 23-years-old, Esteban has already completed 50 Grands Prix with a best finish of fifth achieved twice in Spain and Mexico in 2017 on the way to a career-best eighth place in the Drivers’ Championship that season.