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Renault roadshow heading to South Africa 25 Jun 2007

Giancarlo Fisichella (ITA) Renault R27.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 7, United States Grand Prix, Practice Day, Indianapolis, USA, Friday, 15 June 2007

No sooner had Renault’s Formula One roadshow returned from wowing the crowds in Poland, then plans were afoot to send it on its travels again - this time to South Africa. The French team will be in Johannesburg on July 28-29 for their second city-centre demonstration in as many months.

Renault tester Nelson Piquet Jr and race driver Giancarlo Fisichella will both be attendance for the run, which will be held on a specially-devised circuit around the streets of Sandton, the city’s commercial district.

“I am very excited about this next Roadshow,” explained Fisichella. “I have never been to South Africa, 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!”

South Africa last hosted a Grand Prix back in 1993 at the Kyalami circuit. Alain Prost won the race in a Renault-engined Williams.