Aitken, 22, from London, makes the step up from the GP3 championship - in which he finished runner-up to George Russell - to land the back-up drive to Nico Hulkenberg and Carlos Sainz.
Formula 1 Tue 20 Feb, AT 15:36 Video and pictures: Renault Sport unveils the RS18 Nico Hulkenberg and Carlos Sainz will be joined by reserve driver Jack Aitken this season on the Renault team
"We managed to do it," said Sainz. "They (Peugeot) have already won two times, but I think I deserved this victory because we have put lot of effort into this car. Continue reading Carlos Sainz clinches Dakar victory for Peugeot Carlos Sainz clinches Dakar victory for Peugeot originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 20 Jan 2018 14:15:00 EST. Show More Summary
Jan 20 (Reuters) - Spanish veteran Carlos Sainz won the Dakar Rally in Argentina on Saturday as Peugeot bowed out with their third win in a row.
Jan 20 (Reuters) - Spaniard Carlos Sainz won the Dakar Rally for departing Peugeot in Argentina on Saturday.
Jan 19 (Reuters) - Spaniard Carlos Sainz was one stage away from winning the Dakar Rally on Friday but Peugeot's hopes of a one-two finish in Argentina disappeared after reigning champion Stephane Peterhansel hit trouble.
Jan 18 (Reuters) - Carlos Sainz moved a step closer to a second Dakar win on Thursday after finishing the 12th stage with a 44 minute lead over Peugeot team mate Stephane Peterhansel and two days remaining.
Jan 17 (Reuters) - Spaniard Carlos Sainz stretched his Dakar Rally lead to more than an hour on Wednesday after organisers rescinded a 10-minute penalty imposed earlier in the week for an incident with a quadbike.
Jan 16 (Reuters) - Reigning champion Stephane Peterhansel won the 10th stage of the Dakar Rally in Argentina on Tuesday to take more precious minutes out of Peugeot team mate Carlos Sainz's hefty overall lead.
Jan 15 (Reuters) - Dakar Rally leader Carlos Sainz was handed a 10-minute penalty on Monday for an alleged collision with Dutch quadbike rider Kees Koolen earlier in the race.
Jan 14 (Reuters) - Reigning champion Stephane Peterhansel fought back to win the eighth stage of the Dakar Rally in Bolivia on Sunday but Peugeot team mate Carlos Sainz remained more than an hour clear of the field.
Jan 13 (Reuters) - Spaniard Carlos Sainz seized the lead in the Dakar Rally from Peugeot team mate Stephane Peterhansel on Saturday after the defending champion struck a rock and lost an hour and 45 minutes repairing his car.
Jan 11 (Reuters) - Defending champion Stephane Peterhansel led the Dakar Rally into Bolivia on Thursday but Peugeot team mate Carlos Sainz trimmed the Frenchman's lead with his first stage win of this year's event.
With little left to be decided this season, Renault pair of Nico Hulkenburg and Carlos Sainz appear to be taking a relaxed approach to the finale, hitting the beach during their downtime.
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