GP3 driver Anthoine Hubert has been signed as a Renault Sport Affiliated Driver.
Hubert, 21, finished fourth in last year’s GP3 championship and will remain in the series this year, driving for ART Grand Prix.
Hubert will display Renault’s branding on his car, overalls and helmet.
“It goes without saying that becoming a Renault Sport Affiliated Driver is a great opportunity for me,” said Hubert.
“Renault is not only a leading automotive manufacturer, but also a brand with a successful history in Formula 1 and no doubt has more success to come.
“Carrying the Renault logo and colours makes me proud. It’s now up to me to climb the ladder they are offering me.”
Renault Sport Academy chief Mia Sharizman says the manufacturer has been tracking Hubert’s progress for several years.
“We’ve monitored Anthoine since his Formula Renault Eurocup days in 2015,” he said.
“He has developed well since then, and we had the opportunity to monitor him closely last year in GP3.
“He’s warranted the opportunity to prove himself this year in his second season in GP3, where his aim is to compete for the Drivers’ title.
“The Renault Sport Affiliated Driver programme is a new initiative by Renault Sport Racing to identify young driver talent and provide the platform for drivers to join the Renault Sport Academy in the future.”