on the streets of Sao Paulo - 1 DEC 2008
After Johannesburg, Kiev, Lisbon and most recently New Delhi, the ING Renault F1 Team visited Sao Paulo, Brazil at the weekend to demonstrate its cars in the final Roadshow of the team's 2008 programme.
After several weeks of preparation in close collaboration with Renault Brazil, the ING Renault F1 Team travelled to the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo at the weekend for a special demonstration with recently confirmed 2009 race driver, Nelson Piquet. The event was a first for Renault in Brazil and for the residents of Sao Paulo who are more used to following F1 at the Interlagos circuit on the outskirts of the city. There was therefore a big turnout of fans who were keen to watch this exciting spectacle.
In all more than 100,000 people came along to enjoy Nelson's demonstration of the R27 in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. The display included donuts and burnouts, much to the delight of the fans.
The 1.1km track was especially designed for the event in Sao Paulo's Ibirapuera Park. Nelson also drove onto the Pedro Alvares Cabral Avenue, which brought his R27 out in front of the Das Bandeiras monument.
At the end of the demonstration, Nelson Piquet commented: "I'm really happy to have been able to do this demonstration here in Brazil. The atmosphere was very special and I hope that my compatriots enjoyed the event as much as I did. These Roadshows give a rare chance for fans that follow the sport to see and hear an F1 up close."