Infiniti Facilitates “Ultimate F1™ Test Drive”

Friday, July 7, 2017 - 11:50
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INFINITI Facilitates “Ultimate F1™ Test Drive”

INFINITI facilitates enthusiasts to realize their ultimate dream by empowering 5 lucky winners to test drive a real Renault Sport Formula One ™ Team car this October.

INFINITI is the premium car manufacturer within the Renault-Nissan Alliance and Technical Partner to the Renault Sport Formula One™ Team, making the INFINITI brand the natural home for exploration of high-performance hybrid technology.

Leveraging its expertise in hybrids and contributing engineering resources to the Renault Sport Formula One™ Team, INFINITI supports the team in the development of performance hybrid technology and in particular the Power Unit’s Energy Recovery System (ERS), one of the most sophisticated technologies in motorsport.

As part of this relationship, INFINITI is offering lucky winners a series of F1™-related events this year, comprising of some regional activity in the UK such as Renault Sport Formula One™ technical center visits to watch race days by video link-up and visits to the team’s engine factory in France. This will culminate in the Ultimate Test Drive competition – the opportunity to drive a real Renault Sport Formula One™ Team car.

Winners will experience the thrill of driving a real Renault Sport Formula One™ Car at Circuit Paul Ricard in France. They will receive flights, local accommodation, exclusive F1™ driving sessions, a passenger ride in an official Renault Sport Formula One™ Car as well as a debrief and data analysis with the Renault Sport Formula One™ Team engineers.

The campaign will run between July 6 and September 26 across five European markets: Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland and UK.

In addition to its expertise in Performance Hybrid technology, INFINITI also brings an international diversity of young, fresh-thinking engineering talent to the Renault Sport Formula One™ Team through its highly successful INFINITI Engineering Academy. 2017 marks the fourth edition of this global recruitment program that offers engineering students from all over the world a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join a unique automotive and motorsport placement.

Earlier this year, INFINITI and the Renault Sport Formula One™ Team launched Project Black S, exploring the potential for a new INFINITI performance grade, featuring unique-for-the-road technology inspired by Formula One. It hints at how a performance hybrid powertrain – developed in close collaboration with the Renault Sport Formula One Team – could significantly enhance the performance and dynamics of an INFINITI production car.

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