After visits to Johannesburg, Kiev and most recently Lisbon, the Renault team travelled to New Delhi in India at the weekend to demonstrate its cars as part of its 2008 roadshow programme.
Following several weeks of preparation in close collaboration with Renault India, the team was on the streets of the Indian capital this weekend for a special demonstration with recently confirmed 2009 driver, Nelson Piquet, and compatriot, Lucas Di Grassi, the team’s third driver.
The Indian demonstration was a first for Renault and for the residents of New Delhi who showed great support for the event. In all 120,000 people turned out to watch.
“It was my first visit to India and I have to say that I have been really amazed. I hope that our demonstration entertained the fans and that they enjoyed the day as much as I did.” said Nelson Piquet.
“It was also my first trip to India and even though I have not been able to see an awful lot of the country, I have to say that I’ve really enjoyed being here. We have been really warmly welcomed and I hope that the public now have a better understanding of the true potential of a Formula One car.” said Lucas Di Grassi
The 1.2km track was especially designed for the event and took the cars along the famous Rajpath Road through the heart of the Indian capital from the India Gate to the Janpath Road.