At the invitation of Renault’s sponsor, ING, Heikki Kovalainen made a trip to Warsaw in Poland last week. Kovalainen spoke to ING employees, and also inspected the streets of Warsaw where he will be racing in just over a month’s time.
Kovalainen’s trip proves the ING Renault F1’s commitment to bringing the excitement and passion of Formula 1 to Poland. In an attempt to make the sport accessible to Polish F1 fans, a city demonstration event is planned for early June.
“I am delighted to be making my first visit to Warsaw,” said Kovalainend. “I have had a fantastic welcome from our sponsors at ING and I can really feel the enthusiasim for F1 in Poland. It has been exciting to learn about the Polish fans’ view of our spor, and to answer the questions about life as an F1 driver.
“Of course, today’s visit is also a preparation for our ING Renault F1 Team Roadshow in June. It’s going to be a real thrill to drive the Formula 1 car on the streets of Warsaw and, thanks to Renault and ING, it will help the fans in this country get closer than ever before to F1. I’m certainly looking forward to it, and I hope they are too!”