HEINEKEN F1 JOBURG FESTIVAL COMES TO SANDTON
Formula 1, together with Heineken have announced the sport’s return to South Africa with an immersive Heineken F1 Joburg Festival, on March 29 in Sandton.
Johannesburg residents will be treated to a thrilling fan event and live car run featuring three F1 teams. The Heineken F1 Joburg Festival will give fans the opportunity to 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.
“We are excited to announce that F1 will be heading to South Africa this season, with the Heineken F1 Joburg festival. South Africa has a very special place in Formula 1 history and we remain committed to returning to South Africa in the future. The festival will be an incredible opportunity for the people of Johannesburg to see F1 up close and personal, with live car runs, fan experiences and incredibile live music acts.”
– Director of Marketing & Communications, Ellie Norman
The amazing exhibition will be a must-see for Gauteng and all African F1 fans, who will be immersed into the world of F1, as the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team, Aston Martin Red Bull Racing and Renault F1 teams roar above the reef at Africa’s first-ever Heineken F1 Joburg Festival.
“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.”
– Heineken South Africa Managing Director, Gerrit Van Loo
The Heineken F1 Joburg Festival will feature fun-filled activities on Katherine Street in Sandton (from Rivonia Road to West Street) catering for all, 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.
“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 fanst o get up, close and personal with the sport.”
– President of South African GP, Jody Scheckter
Programme for the Heineken F1 Joburg Festival:
11:00am Gates Open
1:30pm Track Entertainment commences
3:30pm F1 Live Show
5:00pm Afterparty with live music
8:00pm Gates Close
Note: Festival times are subject to change.
The Heineken F1 Joburg Festival will be broadcast live on SuperSport and will feature live track activity starting at 1:30pm with the main F1 Live car run commencing at 3:30pm. From 5pm, Festival-goers will be treated to live music, with the festival closing at 8pm.