NEWS

Rosberg to run on streets of Rotterdam

19 Apr 2012

Nico Rosberg is to demonstrate his Mercedes Formula One car in Rotterdam in August as part of the annual City Racing event. Rosberg’s attendance at the Dutch show, which last year attracted thousands of enthusiastic fans, has been arranged by the team’s sponsor Allianz.

"I’m looking forward to returning to Rotterdam and entertaining all of the spectators, and I am happy that Allianz will make this possible with their Drive Safely programme," explained the young German, who took his maiden Formula One win in China last weekend. "I already drove the circuit in 2006 so I know what to expect and this will benefit the show!"

It will be the eighth time Rotterdam has hosted the motorsport spectacular, which allows Dutch fans to get up close to Formula One cars and a host of other international racing machinery. Among last year’s star turns were Mercedes’ third driver Sam Bird and Ferrari tester Marc Gene.

"We are very proud that the team will be sending Nico to this year’s event," said organiser Herman Vaanholt. "We know Nico from 2006 and saw a passionate and an enthusiastic driver giving a great demonstration in Rotterdam. Thanks to Allianz, the national and international motorsport fans can once again enjoy the Silver Arrow Mercedes car."

This year’s event takes place on Sunday, August 26.

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