Renault put on a record-breaking show in the streets of Mexico City at the weekend to bring down the curtain on its 2007 Formula 1 road show programme.

After months of preparation, the ING Renault F1 Team arrived in Mexico City ready to thrill the Mexican public and the team kept its promise as Giancarlo Fisichella and Nelson Piquet Jr put the R26 - last year's championship winning car - through its paces in front of a crowd of 300,000 people, the largest turn out ever seen at a road show event.

Running along the Paseo de la Reforma - one of the city's main avenues and around the city's emblematic statue of the Angel of Independence, Fisichella and Piquet Jt did donuts, burnouts and more for the watching fans.

"Renault and ING worked so hard to make this event happen here in Mexico," said Fisichella, "and I think we managed to put on a cool show for the Mexican people today! The atmosphere was just incredible, and it was a great pleasure to take part in this event."

"We got a fantastic welcome here in Mexico," added Piquet Jr. "We were determined to put on a good show, and I think we managed that! There were so many people lining the track and I hope they all enjoyed the event. I certainly did!"

Renault is now finalising its programme for 2008 and after the first ever outing in Central America did so well the bar has been set high for next year.

 

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