The Renault team have announced a partnership with the Gauteng Provincial Government, in a deal aimed at "promoting Gauteng as the home of competitive sport."
Gauteng Province is the economic powerhouse of South Africa and home to the cities of Johannesburg, Tshwane and Ekurhuleni.
Following the success of Renault's Roadshow event in Johannesburg's last year, which attracted some 80,000 spectators, the government hopes to use the partnership as a platform for increasing its international profile.
"We are delighted to welcome the Gauteng Provincial Government as a partner of the team, and are very excited about the communications activities that we will put in place," said team boss Flavio Briatore.
"South Africa is a fast- growing country and this partnership will form a key element in its image-building campaign and development."