Fan festival to return F1 back to South Africa

Fan festival - Joburg - promotional poster

Formula 1 will return to South Africa next month as part of an immersive Fan Festival organised at Johannesburg where fans will enjoy demo runs from several F1 teams and local hero Jody Scheckter.

The exhibition, organised in partnership with Heineken and Gauteng province, is set to take place on March 29 and will see the Mercedes, Red Bull Racing and Renault teams roar through the streets of Joburg, with Valtteri Bottas and David Coulthard on hand to please the fans.

An array of fun-filled activities will also take place on the day, including a fan zone featuring a ‘DHL esports Challenge’, the ‘Pirelli Pit-Stop’ Challenge and car displays including supercars, SA Karting, F1600 and historic single seaters.

But the real treat for the local residents will likely be supplied by one of South Africa's favourite son, 1979 F1 world champion Jody Scheckter who won't be alone as the F1 legend will bring along his championship-winning Ferrari 412T.

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.

Tickets are available from Computicket from just R60 for a general admission ticket and can be purchased here:

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