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Renault Roadshow wows Bucharest 12 Oct 2009

Romain Grosjean, Renault Roadshow, Bucharest, Romania, October 10-11, 2009. © Renault F1 Lucas di Grassi, Renault Roadshow, Bucharest, Romania, October 10-11, 2009. © Renault F1

Renault’s Romain Grosjean and third driver Lucas di Grassi took to the streets of Bucharest on Saturday and Sunday for the Romanian leg of the French team’s Roadshow programme.

The two-day event, which took place on a specially created 600-metre circuit along Bucharest’s Libertatii Boulevard in front of the Palace of the Parliament, attracted over 70,000 spectators. Grosjean and Di Grassi took turns behind the wheel of last year’s Renault R28, entertaining the crowds with tricks including doughnuts and burnouts.

"This was my first visit to Romania and I have to say it has been a great experience,” said Grosjean. “Everybody has been really friendly and there has been an amazing atmosphere in the city all weekend. This was the first time that a Formula One car has run in Bucharest so I tried my best to put on a great show for the fans to show them how special these cars are."

Di Grassi added: "I've really enjoyed my visit to Romania and the chance to drive a Formula One car in Bucharest in front of the Palace is something I will never forget. We have seen huge crowds all weekend and the city has given us such a warm welcome so I hope that everybody has enjoyed the event as much as I have."