|28/01/09 :: ING Renault F1 Team announces Adam Khan as Demonstration Driver for 2009|
As the ING Renault F1 Team gathered at l'Atelier Renault on the Champs Elysees in Paris, it was confirmed that 23-year-old Briton, Adam Khan, will join the driver line-up to spearhead the team's demonstration activities for 2009.|
Just a week after the R29 was unveiled in Portugal, the ING Renault F1 Team's drivers, Fernando Alonso, Nelson Piquet and Romain Grosjean, joined key personnel at Renault's flagship venue on the Champs Elysees to officially present the new car to the team's partners and announce Adam Khan as the team's demo driver. The young driver of Asian descent will demonstrate the Renault F1 R28 at both city demonstrations and circuit presentations for World Series by Renault events.
"We are pleased to welcome Adam into the ING Renault F1 Team as our demonstration driver," commented Managing Director Flavio Briatore. "Our demonstration programme gives young talent the chance to work closely with the team and to showcase their skills behind the wheel of our Grand Prix cars. Adam now has the chance to demonstrate the talent he has shown throughout his career and to gain valuable experience working at the pinnacle of the sport."
"It's an honour for me to join the ING Renault F1 team and I really can't wait to get started," said Adam as he was presented at l'Atelier Renault. "I have enjoyed a really warm welcome into the team and everyone has been friendly and helpful. It will be awesome to showcase the R28 on the streets of some of the world's greatest cities and to allow the public to witness the power and speed of an F1 car. The opportunity in itself encompasses a huge array of things and is fantastic preparation for the future, which I hope with hard work and commitment, as well as enjoyment, will be a bright one."
Adam will make his debut for the team when the Roadshow programme kicks off in the Middle East in the early part of 2009.