The powered by Renault drivers were out in force at the Geneva Motorshow this week, with Giedo van der Garde and Jérôme d’Ambrosio making trips to the Renault stand.
The Geneva motorshow is one of the most prestigious motorshows in the world, with almost every major car manufacturer present and significant media attendance.
Giedo, who will race for Caterham F1 Team alongside Charles Pic this year, made an appearance at the Renault stand on Tuesday 5 March as a guest of Renault Netherlands. The 27 year old from Rhenen met with fellow Dutchman and Renault senior vice president of design, Laurens van den Acker. The two toured the Renault stand, taking a look at the vehicles on show, including the new Clio GT 120 and Captur, before meeting Dutch and international media. ‘I really enjoyed my visit to Renault and to see the new models,’ said Giedo. ‘I really liked Laurens’ new design, the Captur. I am very impressed by Laurens, we had a nice chat about Renault and of course a bit of F1. He showed the different cars and hopefully he will visit some races so I can show him my car. It was great to get an insight into Renault’s world.’
The following day Lotus F1 Team reserve driver Jérôme d’Ambrosio was invited to a convention by Renault Switzerland in Geneva before visiting the motorshow in the afternoon. ‘It’s always cool to see the latest cars available, some before they are even on the market! I was really impressed with some of the designs on the Renault stand,’ added Jérôme. ‘And then having the chance to speak to the guy who created them was very interesting. I look forward to seeing more of them this year.’