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Renault Sport demo F1 cars in Nice, France

Marking 100 days until the return of the French Grand Prix, Renault Sport Formula One Team teased the French fans with an F1 demonstration down the Promenade des Anglais in Nice.

Despite rain and heavy cloud, fans still packed the route to get a glimpse of Renault Sport Formula One Team’s driver Nico Hulkenberg and four-time Formula One world champion Alain negotiating one of the most famous roads in France.

Hülkenberg ran the 2012 V8-powered E20 and Alain Prost jumped into the 1983 RE40.

Nico Hülkenberg: “It was a fantastic event here today. It’s an amazing thing to be able to drive down Promenade des Anglais with a Formula 1 car. The sound was incredible. It’s such a famous place in the South of France and you don’t get to do it everyday! It was a shame the weather was so bad but I saw a lot of people with smiles on their faces.”

Alain Prost: “It was a great event here today in Nice, which is so close to Paul Ricard, the home of the French Grand Prix. It was an initiative from Christian Estrosi, mayor of Nice and President of the French Grand Prix, who has brought F1 back to the region. It was symbolic to have the RE40 driving with the 2012 E20 car, uniting old and modern F1 cars as the French GP makes its return after 10 years off the calendar.”