F1 fans rejoice, Tsogo Sun Hotels, Formula 1 and Heineken have teamed up to bring the world’s most popular motorsport to Johannesburg with an immersive fan festival focused on thrilling fans with all things to do with F1 on 29 March 2020.
“Heineken has a long-term association with Formula 1 globally. In true Heineken® style we aim to show the world how F1 is more than a race. We are thus immensely excited to utilize our global partnership with F1 to help bring this once in a lifetime event, the Heineken® F1 Joburg Festival, to the people of Mzansi,”said Gerrit Van Loo, Heineken South Africa Managing Director.
The F1 festival will give fans the opportunity to get up-close and personal with F1 legend David Coulthard and 2019 World Championship runner-up Valtteri Bottas as they race around the streets of Sandton.
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Along with F1 legends, Bottas and Coulthard attending the festival, the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team, Aston Martin Red Bull Racing and Renault F1 teams will be showcasing its racing pedigree at Africa’s first-ever F1 festival.
Visitors will also be able to take part in the Pirelli Pit-Stop challenge and DHL e-sports Challenge as part of the day’s activities or enjoy one of the many car displays that will be available at the festival. These include a wide range of supercars, SA Karting, F1600 and historic single-seaters.
The highlight of the event will be an appearance by Jody Scheckter, the last South African to win the drivers championship in 1979 with Ferrari.
“I’m delighted that Formula 1 and SAGP have come together to bring an F1 Festival to South Africa for the first time and I am very excited to be involved in what promises to be an amazing spectacle on the streets of Joburg, South Africa has a long history with F1 and the Festival will provide a chance for fans to get up, close and personal with the sport,” said Jody Scheckter, President of South African GP.
If you’re interested in attending the event, tickets can be purchased here.