Formula One Team;
ART Grand Prix
Jack Aitken is one of the most talented racing drivers of his generation and is on a career path to the very top of international motorsport. After winning multiple championships in the junior series, for 2018, Jack has been appointed as the Reserve Driver for the Renault Sport Formula One Team.
"We deeply believe in Jack," Cyril Abiteboul, Renault Sport Team Principal says, "He's in his third year with us and we are continuing to invest in Jack. He was very close to winning GP3 last year, and we are happy to continue the journey together. Formula 2 will be another year where it's going to be competitive, it will be interesting to see what he is capable of achieving."
Alongside his Reserve Driver duties for Renault Sport, Jack Aitken will be racing with the ART Grand Prix Team in the FIA Formula 2 Championship, regarded as the primary feeder series for young drivers on their route to the FIA Formula 1 World Championship.
Jack competed in the GP3 Series during 2017 with the ART Grand Prix Team. With a dominant race win in Hungary, pole positions in Barcelona and Hungary and podiums in Austria, Britain, Belgium and Italy, Jack came close to winning the Championship but ultimately finished the season as vice-champion. He tested Formula 1 machinery for the first time in September, getting behind the wheel of a Renault powered E20 Formula 1 car at the Jerez Circuit in Spain.
In 2016, Jack began his maiden season with the Renault Sport Academy driving for Arden International in the GP3 Series. Despite a difficult start to the year, adapting to the bigger cars and new tyres, Jack finished the season in fifth place and was the driver to beat in the second half of the season. During the final nine races, Jack only failed to finish on the podium just twice, taking his first GP3 win at the famous Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium.
Jack's breakthrough season came in 2015 as he scooped a hat-trick of junior championship titles. He clinched the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup Series courtesy of eight podiums, five of which were race victories. Jack also won the Formula Renault Alps Championship with another four wins to his name, capping the season off by winning the Pro Mazda Winterfest crown in the USA, earning him a prized spot with the Renault Sport Academy for 2016.
Jack's single-seater career began in 2012 in the Dunlop Intersteps Championship with Fortec Motorsport, where he finished third in the championship. His first taste of racing with Renault came a year later when he claimed runner-up spot in the Formula Renault NEC series. 2014 saw Jack move up to compete in the Formula Renault Eurocup, where he bagged one victory - at Hungary - on his way to seventh in the championship.