Renault Sport ambassador for the fifth year, Margot Laffite was handed the keys to her New Mégane R.S. by Patrice Ratti, Managing Director, Renault Sport Cars. An opportunity to extend what has already proven to be a productive relationship…
Another chapter was added to the long history that ties Mégane R.S. and the driver-presenter on 21 June, almost ten years after her debut in the Eurocup Mégane Trophy.
"In 2008, I really enjoyed driving the Mégane Trophy V6 as part of the World Series by Renault," she recalled. "I had an emotional connection with the car and I loved driving around every day in Mégane III R.S. and Mégane GT. I haven’t tried my New Mégane R.S. as yet, but I can’t wait to get behind the wheel!"
Margot Laffite also took this opportunity to talk about her role as ambassador: "It’s a pleasure for me to be working alongside a brand with values that I hold dear. It’s both a mainstream manufacturer and a big name in the world of motorsport. The R.S. models provide a link between these two identities, producing cars that have popular appeal and unquestionable qualities. I see the affection that customers have for their cars at each Renault Sport Track Day."
Working as a presenter in the F1 paddock for Canal +, Margot Laffite is also very well placed to assess the progress of the Renault Sport Formula One Team.
"This year, Renault is right behind the leading teams. There is a positive feeling and the team is on the up, with both drivers regularly finishing in the points. There is both genuine rivalry between the drivers and a great togetherness throughout the whole team. It’s quite unusual but it’s great to see because it means Renault is on the right track."