Renault race through the streets of Kiev 22 Sep 2008
The Renault Formula One teams Roadshow programme was in Ukraine this weekend, offering its sixth display of the season on the streets of Kiev. It follows similar outings in Paris, France and Johannesburg in South Africa earlier this year.
The team's two test drivers, Sakon Yamamoto and Romain Grosjean, were on hand to entertain the fans for the first demonstration of a Formula One car in Kiev and their donuts and burnouts delighted the 60,000 spectators who turned out on Sunday.
After getting out of the cockpit of the R27, Yamamoto commented: "I am very happy to have taken part in this demonstration. It's an amazing feeling to drive in the town so close to the public. I've really enjoyed being here today in Kiev."
Grosjean, who closed the demonstration, added: "This has been an unbelievable day and I hope that the public enjoyed this demonstration as much as I did. Driving an F1 car in the town is completely different to driving on a circuit, but it creates such an atmosphere with the crowd, which makes it so special."