Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Renault Roadshow wows Bucharest
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."