Formula 1 together with Heineken have announced the sport’s return to South Africa with an immersive fan festival. On 29 March 2020 the Heineken F1 Joburg Festival, in partnership with Gauteng Province, will treat fans to a thrilling fan event and live car run featuring three F1 teams. The Festival will see 2019 Formula 1 World Championship runner-up Valtteri Bottas and F1 legend David Coulthard tear through the streets of Sandton as they bring the Grand Prix atmosphere to the heart of the city.
Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team, Aston Martin Red Bull Racing and Renault F1 teams will all be taking part in Africa’s first-ever F1 festival. The day will feature fun-filled activities, including a fan zone featuring interactive activations such as the ‘DHL esports Challenge’ and the ‘Pirelli Pit-Stop Challenge’ along with spectacular car displays including supercars, SA Karting, F1600 and historic single seaters. Formula 1 legend and former Formula 1 World Championship winner Jody Scheckter will also make a rare appearance in his 1979 title-clinching Ferrari as F1 marks its return to South Africa. The Heineken F1 Joburg Festival will also be broadcast live on SuperSport and will feature live track activity throughout the day.