With the F1 fever in for Malaysians this week, it was all beams and smiles for a lucky bunch of F1 fans yesterday where 120 of them were treated to a special appearance by Renault Sport Formula One™ team drivers – Kevin Magnussen and Jolyon Palmer.
Organised by TC Euro Cars (TCEC), the sole franchise holder of Renault cars in Malaysia, the meet-and-greet session was part of a pre-race party held at the flagship Renault showroom in Petaling Jaya, in conjunction with the 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix that will be happening at the Sepang International Circuit this weekend.
The party began with some fun games and there was a buzz of excitement and anticipation as the crowd waited for the arrival of the Renault Sport Formula One™ team drivers, with a warm reception welcoming Magnussen and Palmer as they entered the venue. The Renault Sport Formula One™ drivers then proceeded to hold a short Q&A session with the event host and guests, and gave away exclusive Renault Sport merchandise as well as posing for photographs and obliged on autograph requests from their fans.
While on stage, both drivers also sportingly participated in two local cultural activities. They tried their hand at making teh tarik and their skill at handling the bamboo dance much to the delight of the crowd, which encouraged them on with cheers and applause. There were more fun and games which continued on after the drivers made their exit.
“Renault is all about passion for life and we’re delighted to be at the heart of the F1 excitement as the passion for motorsports is also something that is close to our hearts,” said Kuan Kim Luen, CEO, TC Euro Cars Sdn Bhd.
The Renault Sport Formula One™ pre-race party is part of the ‘Renault – Motorsports Is in Our DNA’ campaign, which was initiated to celebrate the brand’s over 115 years of passion in motorsports and return to Formula 1 as a full works team, as well as in conjunction with the 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix.