Running the R26 on Paseo de la Reforma
The Renault Roadshow has touched down in Mexico City for a spectacular show in the streets of one of the world's most populous cities.
But it won't be the first time this month that a Renault engine has made sweet music in Mexico...
The main roads of Monterrey to be precise, and then Guadalajara just last weekend, have seen Renault's engine partner Red Bull Racing building up the atmosphere to a crescendo on Sunday, 14 October in the streets of the capital.
Mexico City is one of the most populous and vibrant cities on the planet, but it will beat to the rhythm of the Renault F1 V8 Saturday and Sunday thanks to the Renault team.
Organised thanks to the partnership of Renault Mexico, ING Mexico and the Federal District Government, the event aims to be a true motorsports festival, with a relaxed, approachable atmosphere that reflects the founding principles of the Roadshow programme.
The Paseo de la Reforma is one of the city's most famous avenues, and it will play host to a custom-designed 1.4km route (with a total 'lap distance' of 2.8km) that will allow the Mexican public to renew their love affair with Formula One.
The sport has not visited the country since 1992, when the 15th and final Mexican Grand Prix was held – and won by Nigel Mansell's Renault-powered Williams, from pole, on the way to Renault's first ever World Championship triumph.
The F1 show will be complemented by a parade of historic and modern Renault vehicles, as well as many trackside activities to keep the public enthralled during this two-day festival.
The team will be represented by Giancarlo Fisichella
and Nelson Piquet Jr, taking the wheel of the R26 car that won the 2006 World Championship to put on a thrilling show for a crowd that is expected to be among the largest in the history of the Roadshow programme.