Renault whips up F1 interest in Moscow

Jarno Trulli, Japanese GP 2003

Jarno Trulli, Japanese GP 2003 

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Last weekend the Renault F1 team went on a promotional visit to Moscow to run a Renault R23B on a makeshift street circuit in the grounds of Moscow University. The event was organized by Renault Russia and Mild Seven with help from the Moscow city government, which is keen to get a Formula 1 race at some point in the future. Both Jarno Trulli and Fernando Alonso turned up to demonstrate the car and 50,000 spectators, including Moscow's mayor Yury Luzhkov turned out to watch. Renault has previously run a similar promotional event in Madrid to try to drum up interest in Formula 1 and, of course, to sell cars and Mild Seven products!

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