On Saturday, 18 October, 2003, a Formula 1 car will run on Russian soil for the first time. The badge? A Renault diamond. One week after the end of the 2003 Formula 1 season, the Mild Seven Renault F1 Team, with race drivers Jarno Trulli and ...
On Saturday, 18 October, 2003, a Formula 1 car will run on Russian soil for the first time. The badge? A Renault diamond.
One week after the end of the 2003 Formula 1 season, the Mild Seven Renault F1 Team, with race drivers Jarno Trulli and Fernando Alonso, will touch down in Moscow for a a public demonstration of the latest F1 technology in the Russian capital.
This unique event, organised with the full support of the national and City of Moscow authorities, will see the Mild Seven Renault F1 Team run their cars through the city streets, allowing the many Russian fans to get up close to both cars and drivers.
"This event is a privilege for us," commented Renault F1 Team Chairman Patrick Faure. "The Russian people are real car enthusiasts, and big Formula 1 fans. Moreover, an F1 car has never run on Russian soil. I am pleased that our team will be the first to take this important step, and even more so because Renault has strong historical links with Russia, on which the company will continue to build in the future."
Mild Seven Renault F1 Team driver Jarno Trulli is equally enthusiastic: "I am looking forward to sharing my passion for Formula 1 with the Russian public. Compared to a Grand Prix, this kind of event allows the fans to really get up close and experience what F1 is all about. It's going to be a special day for the spectators, and for the team."
Team-mate Fernando Alonso agrees. "In May, when I ran my F1 car in downtown Madrid, we had over 100,000 spectators turn up. That was an unforgettable day, and I think we can expect the same thing in Moscow. It will be fun meeting the Russian fans and showing them for the first time what an F1 car can really do!"