Gateway to India: Renault Roadshow has now made it to the land of Raja and Vijay Mallya. Sporting current livery on 2007 Formula 1 machines, Nelsinho Piquet and Lucas di Grassi thrilled over 120,000 Indian racing fans in the nation’s capital Delhi, first such exhibition of Grand Prix cars on Indian roads. Both Brazilian drivers, making their first ever visit to India, powered their machines around a specially-designed 1.2 kilometer track that took the cars along the famous Rajpath Road, through the heart of the Indian capital from the India Gate to the Janpath Road. The real show comes to town in 2011.
The Renault Roadshow earlier made visits to Johannesburg, Kiev and Lisbon.
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Birth of a salesman or death of a calendar? Host with the most, Clark Rodgers aka “Francois”, proudly offers for sale the 2009 Motorsport Memories Powered by Turbo calendar at the recent Nor Cal Rotax Championship gala at Infineon Raceway. Calendar is a tribute to the flame throwing 1,000hp engines of the turbo era, which began at Silverstone with Renault and Jean-Pierre Jabouille. The same combination rode into history by winning on home soil in 1979 at Dijon-Prenois, but the real boost was taking place behind Jabouille between his teammate Rene Arnoux and Canadian Ferrari star Gilles Villeneuve.
Powered by Turbo features Ayrton Senna in a Toleman, Alain Prost in a Renault and McLaren, Nelson Piquet in a Brabham, Michele Alboreto in a Ferrari, Nigel Mansell in his JPS-Lotus, Keke Rosberg in Williams and others.
English captions are professionally translated in French and German. Now available thru our merchandise page.