Disneyland run to kick-start Renault's French GP show runs

Renault will carry out show runs through 15 French towns and cities through April and May as part of the build-up to this year’s Formula 1 French Grand Prix.

France returned to the calendar last year after a decade-long absence, with Paul Ricard taking on hosting duties for the first time since 1990.

Renault will demonstrate its 2012-spec E20 Formula 1 car, and the Renault Sport R.S.01, across various locations in the country, beginning with a two-day show at Disneyland Paris early next month.

The manufacturer will provide free-to-access F1 Villages, offering activities such as Virtual Reality simulators, pit stop workshops, reflex tests and educational conferences.

Race drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Nico Hulkenberg, along with tester Sergey Sirotkin, will be in attendance at selected events.

“This roadshow tour continues to expand throughout the country with, this year, the exceptional participation of 15 cities from six different regions,” said French GP chief Christian Estrosi.

“I warmly thank the presidents of the Sud Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes regions, the partners who are accompanying us on this tour, as well as the mayors of the 14 municipalities that are hosting us for this unique event in the world.

“I look forward to meeting you there to share this preview of the Formula 1 Grand Prix de France.”

It marks the second successive year in which Renault has organised the series of events in its native France.

The French Grand Prix will take place on June 23.

Renault's French Grand Prix roadshow:

6th & 7th April: Disneyland Park Paris
April 20: Marck (Pas-de-Calais)
April 26: Pierre-Bénite (Rhône)
April 27: Gap (Hautes-Alpes)
April 28: Valence (Drôme)
May 1: Nice (Alpes-Maritimes)
May 2: Auron (Alpes-Maritimes)
May 3: Châteaurenard (Bouches-du-Rhône)
May 4: Salon-de-Provence (Bouches-du-Rhône)
May 5: Toulon (Var)
May 8: Aix-en-Provence (Bouches-du-Rhône)
May 9: TBA
May 10: Sisteron (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence)
May 11: La Londe-les-Maures (Var)
May 12: Saint-Raphaël (Var)