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Renault Roadshow heading to Russia 17 Sep 2009

Romain Grosjean (FRA) Renault R29.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 13, Italian Grand Prix, Practice Day, Monza, Italy, Friday, 11 September 2009 Romain Grosjean at the Renault Roadshow - Dubai (UAE) 09/04 TO 12/04/2009 - Photo: Frederic Le Floc H / DPPI
Adam Khan, Renault's demonstration driver for 2009, R29 Reveal at L'Atelier Renault, Paris, France, 27th January 2009. © Renault F1

Sochi in Russia will be the latest stop on Renault's 2009 Roadshow calendar this week. Sochi, which will host the 2014 Winter Olympics, will echo to the sounds of the team's Formula One cars on Friday, when race driver Romain Grosjean and demo driver Adam Khan stage a series of spectacular demonstrations on the city's streets.

Run in collaboration with one of the team's partners, MegaFon, and with the support of the Sochi City Government, the event will coincide with the Sochi Economic Forum, which will be chaired by Russian Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin, and attended by President Dmitry Medvedev. This unique event will help showcase the excitement of Formula One racing to the Sochi public and Russia's business elite.

"Renault's Roadshow events are always special and the chance to drive an F1 car on the streets of Sochi is something I'm really looking forward to," said Grosjean. "I will do my best to put on a spectacular show for the fans and give a few lucky people the drive of a lifetime."

The team will also take their two- and three-seater experimental Formula One cars to the event, allowing selected media and guests at the Economic Forum the exclusive opportunity to experience an F1 passenger ride.

Khan commented: "I'm really excited about the upcoming event in Sochi. Russia is a new market for Formula One and many of the fans will get to experience the sight and sound of an F1 car up-close for the first time. Driving an F1 car is always fun, but to do it on the public streets with the fans so close will be especially exciting."

Renault will also be transporting a number of their historic racing cars to Sochi, as well as pit-stop equipment and race simulators to allow the assembled audience to get a hands-on feel for the excitement of Formula One racing.