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McLAREN and Renault reach agreement on 2019 reserve driver

Sergey Sirotkin will be present at every race for the remainder of the season

McLaren and Renault have reached agreement for McLaren to have access to Renault reserve driver Sergey Sirotkin should Carlos or Lando be unable to complete a full race weekend in 2019.

The agreement ensures that both parties have a reserve driver present at every race for the remainder of this season.

“This is an expedient solution for McLaren in 2019,” commented Andreas Seidl, McLaren F1 team principal. “Sergey is a known quantity, has the necessary superlicence points and is formally aligned to our engine provider, Renault, so he is the obvious candidate.”