Grapevine: Renault Confirm F1 Run in Rome

Renault have confirmed that Giancarlo Fisichella is to demonstrate one of the French manufacturers' Formula One cars through the streets of Rome next month

Grapevine: Renault Confirm F1 Run in Rome

Fisichella will put on the show on April 10 around the historic Circus Maximus as part of Renault's F1 Roadshow. He will be joined by team test driver Franck Montagny and team boss Flavio Briatore.

"This Roadshow is a fantastic idea," said Fisichella. "For me, as a driver but also as a Roman, it will be great fun to drive in the streets, in front of the public and the fans from my city.

"To be able to see an F1 car close up is normally for just a privileged few, and the drivers are usually far away from the fans at races, so I am looking forward to meeting people and showing them what the sport is all about. I'm sure it will be an unforgettable experience!"

Briatore added: "I love these Roadshow events, that the team began running two years ago. Not only does it give our fans the chance to see the cars, but it allows the general public to get closer to our sport, our drivers and the team.

"After the reception we had in Madrid for Fernando (Alonso) in 2003, we couldn't miss the opportunity to allow Giancarlo to run in Rome."

Renault plan to turn the Circus Maximus into a mini F1-paddock, with motorhomes, a display of Renault motorsport vehicles and a live pitstop simulation.

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