On the 29th of March, motorheads and F1 fans in Johannesburg will get the chance to watch a Formula 1 car race around the streets of the city.
Johannesburg, South Africa (21 February 2020) – In 2019, the streets of Cape Town vibrated with the sounds of a Formula 1 car racing through the streets. The Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Live Demo team roared into the city centre with David Coulthard at the wheel of the double-championship winning RB7.
We remember how upset and left out our Gauteng readers felt. Well, 2020 is the year of the Joburger!
The 2019 Formula 1 World Championship runner-up Valtteri Bottas and returning F1 legend David Coulthard will be tearing through the streets of Sandton to bring the Grand Prix atmosphere to Johannesburg-based F1 fans.
Everyone is excited about this excellent opportunity. Even Jody Scheckter will be in attendance. Jody is a proudly South African champion who won the Drivers’ Championship in 1979 with Ferrari.
“I’m delighted that Formula 1 and SAGP have come together to bring an F1 Festival to South Africa for the first time and I am very excited to be involved in what promises to be an amazing spectacle on the streets of Joburg, South Africa has a long history with F1 and the Festival will provide a chance for fans to get up, close and personal with the sport.” – Jody Scheckter, President of South African GP
The government are pleased to have the festival in Gauteng too and look forward to the economic benefits and growth the event will present.
“Gauteng is undoubtedly Africa’s entertainment, lifestyle and business capital. It is the home of champions and an aspiring motor city region. The hosting of this first-ever African F1 Festival on our shores bodes well with our provincial drive to use the hosting of quality business, sporting and lifestyle events as a catalyst for socio-economic growth, job creation and destination marketing efforts to grow Gauteng together.” – Morakane Mosupyoe, Gauteng MEC for Economic Development
If you can’t make it this year, it will also be aired on SuperSport from 1:30 pm on the 29th of March. Are you excited about this or know of someone who is going to love this event? Last year we saw David Coulthard race through Cape Town against a taxi, we look forward to seeing what excitement 2020 brings!
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