Go-karting with Renault F1 drivers

Published on April 1st, 2010

It was an early day for all and we were only told that there’s a go-karting session for media organized by Renault in conjucntion of the upcoming PETRONAS 2010 Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix. Everyone was enthusiastic to compete against each other at the mini Sepang Circuit. What we’re not told until the last minute was… we’d be competing with two of Renault’s F1 drivers namely Vitaly Petrov and Ho-Pin Tung. Robert Kubica was not present during the event.


A brief Q&A session between the drivers took place right after their arrival before we headed to the track to battle it off against each other. Breakfast was more than satisfying thanks to Pan Pacific. It was fulfilling and there it goes… extra weight for us all.


We were divided into 5 groups which was differentiate by the wrist band we’re given during media registration. The first session consisted of 3 laps and as the track was wet, a number of media personnel spun and went off track. The F1 drivers started form the last grid and yet they still managed to beat the rest of us. I guess that’s why they’re the F1 drivers instead of us all. We’ll be looking forward to watch a thrilling round of Malaysian GP 2010 here at Sepang International Circuit.


Second session consisted of two laps  and the F1 drivers drivers gave us a handicap each time… and yet we can’t get to be ahead of ’em. Points from both session was accumulated and the top ten fought it off without the F1 drivers as they had to attend FIA Press Conference at Sepang International Circuit. It was indeed an event worth the drive all the way from Kuala Lumpur. Hopefully we’ll get another chance at it. So Renault, when’s the  next session?

text: Hage’  pix: Geck & Renault


  1. Posted by Dawn James on May 17th, 2010, 00:28

    I love all things Renault, and love this article, but cant see many comments. Any hoo great stuff. Ill pass this on to a friend or two, thanks for this.


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