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Renault eyeing big name for 2019 season

2017-09-20 14:21
Renault

Cape Town - Renault are hoping that an even stronger 2018 season will allow them to muscle in their way into the driver market and potentially attract a big name. 

Nico Hulkenberg and Carlos Sainz Jr will lead the charge for Renault next season, but Sainz has only initially been acquired on a season-long loan from the Red Bull family. 

As it stands, there are a whole host of driver contracts expiring at the end of the 2018 season with Sebastian Vettel the only notable driver who has an extended multi-year deal.

"The driver market is important and we are in position for the end of 2018 when it is a little bit open for discussion," Renault team advisor Alain Prost told Sky F1. 

"At the end of 2018 there are a lot of drivers without contracts. We want to be better as a team, next year we will prove we are better than we are now and we want to be in the key market."

Renault have already tried to take the likes of Daniel Ricciardo from Red Bull as part of the recent engine negotiations, while another approach could be made for Sainz to join on a long-term deal.

"We have Carlos next year but he is remaining in the Red Bull family. But if he performs well and wants to stay we will find a solution," Prost added. 

Renault are currently sit seventh in this year's Constructors' Championship.

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