I was in Paris at the time of the British GP this year, and my hotel internet and television wasn't working.
However, I remembered from my city tour a couple of days earlier seeing something like, "Grand Prix d'Angleterre - Vivez En Direct," on the L'Atelier Renault dealership on the Champs-Élysées. So, sure enough, I wandered in about half an hour before the race, and they had an area cordoned off and they gave us some inflatable pillows to sit on the ground, amongst some of the Renault displays.
There were about 30 or 40 people there by the end of the race. Of course the commentary was in French, which didn't make it easy. I hadn't realised that the team radio and TV graphics are still in English, so the commentators had to translate it after the radio came through. Unfortunately I missed Webber's famous number 2 line, as I think they talked over it.
It was a bit awkward when Kubica pulled into the pits with a mechanical failure as well, not a great advertisement! Petrov had a bad race as well, I think he had a puncture and some other problems. Also, they realised after a while that Opel were advertising in the ad breaks, so started switching off the feed in the breaks!
I don't know if Renault will keep doing it considering they no longer have a proper team, but it was definitely a unique place to watch a race!
Edited by ed24f1, 27 December 2010 - 20:07.