Nico Rosberg is set to get behind the wheel of the Gen2 ABB FIA Formula E car ahead of the Berlin ePrix on May 19. The 2016 Formula One world champion will get behind the wheel of the car during a dedicated ten minute slot prior to the start of the race.
Speaking about the news, ABB FIA Formula E founder and CEO Alejandro Agag commented by saying:
It’s a very special moment to see a new car running for the first time in public and it requires an equally special name to have that honour. To see a name like Rosberg taking the wheel of the Gen2 car in front of the German fans in Berlin is a great moment for the series. He’s such an incredible ambassador for world motorsport and a champion – so it’s also another fantastic endorsement for the ABB FIA Formula E Championship to have Nico as an investor and shareholder of Formula E.
Nico Rosberg is excited about demonstrating the car, he said:
I’m really excited to get behind the wheel of the Gen2 car. It will be great to experience this high-performance e-mobility car and let’s see if I still have it in me! It makes it even more special that I’m able to do this at the Berlin E-Prix, as I’ve always loved racing in my home country – Germany. Since my retirement, I’ve become very interested in the e-mobility movement and its potential to positively impact our society and our planet. I’ve therefore also long believed in the potential of Formula E and came on board as an investor some time ago.