Rosberg to drive Formula E Gen 2 car in first public test

Rosberg to drive Formula E Gen 2 car in first public test

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Rosberg to drive Formula E Gen 2 car in first public test


Former Formula 1 World Champion Nico Rosberg will get behind the wheel again – this time in the FIA Formula E Championship’s Gen2 car – at the 2018 Berlin E-Prix on May 19. 

After making its debut at the Geneva motor show in March, Rosberg will be the first driver to test the car in public, while disclosing his long-term commitment to the series as an investor and shareholder in Formula E.

Rosberg will take to the track in a dedicated 10-minute slot ahead of round nine of the championship, and the fourth consecutive year Formula E’s raced in the German capital.

“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!” said Rosberg. “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.

“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,” he added.

“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 honor,” said Formula E Founder and CEO Alejandro Agag. “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.”