Former McLaren driver Kevin Magnussen was unveiled as the new Renault driver for the 2016 Formula One season which will mark the return of the French carmaker to the sport. Magnussen, who replaced Pastor Maldonado, will partner Britain’s Jolyon Palmer. GP3 champion Esteban Ocon was named as test and reserve driver. The 23-year-old Magnussen joined McLaren in 2010 as part of the team’s young driver program. He was installed as a full-time driver for the 2014 championship and finished second in his debut at the Australian Grand Prix. Renault returned to F1 as a racing team after agreeing to take over Lotus, which had struggled with financial costs last season.
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