Renault roadshow head to South Africa

After kicking off its world tour in Poland at the start of June, the ING Renault F1 Team is now preparing for its second major event of the year, to be held in South Africa in July. In the four years since it was launched, the ING Renault F1...

After kicking off its world tour in Poland at the start of June, the ING Renault F1 Team is now preparing for its second major event of the year, to be held in South Africa in July.

In the four years since it was launched, the ING Renault F1 Team Roadshow has set itself a simple goal: to take enthusiasts and newcomers alike to the heart of the action, and to offer them a welcoming, unique experience around motorsport and Formula 1.

After visiting numerous major cities around the globe since 2003, the ING Renault F1 Team Roadshow is aiming in 2007 to grow even further, and generate visibility and awareness for the French manufacturer in key growth markets. Following the highly successful visit to Poland in early June, the team will visit Africa for the first time in July, for a spectacular demonstration run in the streets of Johannesburg on 28 and 29 July.

A special street circuit will be devised through the streets of the Sandton municipality, a major commercial district in the city, on which the ING Renault F1 Team will conduct a spectacular run of its Formula 1 car -- and bring the South African public a welcome taste of modern F1, in a country which has not welcomed a race since the last Grand Prix held at Kyalami in 1993.

Giancarlo Fisichella and Nelson Piquet Jr. will represent the world champions during this exceptional event, as the Italian explained:

"I am very excited about this next Roadshow. I have never been to South Africa, as I was too young to ever have competed in the race at Kyalami. But I have heard a lot about the country, and people have told me what an extraordinary place it is: I can't wait to get there! Along with our unique Roadshow team, we will be looking to put on a really spectacular show for the public in Johannesburg -- and I hope to meet plenty of them there!"

-credit: renault

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Giancarlo Fisichella , Nelson Piquet Jr.
Teams Renault F1 Team