as Demonstration Driver for 2009 - 27 JAN 2009
As the ING Renault F1 Team gathered at l'Atelier Renault on the Champs Elysees in Paris, it was confirmed that 23-year-old Briton, Adam Khan, will join the driver line-up to spearhead the team's demonstration activities for 2009.
Just a week after the R29 was unveiled in Portugal, the ING Renault F1 Team's drivers, Fernando Alonso, Nelson Piquet and Romain Grosjean, joined key personnel at Renault's flagship venue on the Champs Elysees to officially present the new car to the team's partners and announce Adam Khan as the team's demo driver. The young driver of Asian descent will demonstrate the Renault F1 R28 at both city demonstrations and circuit presentations for World Series by Renault events.
"We are pleased to welcome Adam into the ING Renault F1 Team as our demonstration driver," commented Managing Director Flavio Briatore. "Our demonstration programme gives young talent the chance to work closely with the team and to showcase their skills behind the wheel of our Grand Prix cars. Adam now has the chance to demonstrate the talent he has shown throughout his career and to gain valuable experience working at the pinnacle of the sport."
"It's an honour for me to join the ING Renault F1 team and I really can't wait to get started," said Adam as he was presented at l'Atelier Renault. "I have enjoyed a really warm welcome into the team and everyone has been friendly and helpful. It will be awesome to showcase the R28 on the streets of some of the world's greatest cities and to allow the public to witness the power and speed of an F1 car. The opportunity in itself encompasses a huge array of things and is fantastic preparation for the future, which I hope with hard work and commitment, as well as enjoyment, will be a bright one."
Adam will make his debut for the team when the Roadshow programme kicks off in the Middle East in the early part of 2009. ING Renault F1 Team announces new technical partnership with Hewlett-Packard
The ING Renault F1 Team is pleased to announce the beginning of a technical partnership with Hewlett-Packard.
"We are very pleased to have HP reinforce our portfolio of technical partners," commented Managing Director Flavio Briatore. "The importance of IT in Formula 1 is well known and we strive to ensure our needs in this area are covered by the most prestigious and reliable companies in the world."
Head of IS-IT for the ING Renault F1 Team, Guillaume Jacquemin, added: "Reliability and performance of our IT systems is mission critical in all aspects of Grand Prix racing from design, R&D and manufacturing to the performance of our race car itself. The signature of this partnership with Hewlett-Packard is therefore an important step to help us maintain the top level of competitiveness."
Olivier Gillet, Marketing Director of HP France added: "The quality and reliability of the systems and solutions we have supplied to the team will help them improve their performance on the track."
HP equipment supplied as part of this agreement will range from PCs, printers and workstations to Windows and Linux servers for both the Team's Technical Centre and the Race Team.