Rosberg to demo Fangio's W196 at Hockenheim

Rosberg to demo Fangio's W196 at Hockenheim

29 April 2014 – Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg will attend the 2014 DTM season opener at Hockenheim this coming weekend, where he is scheduled to do a number of demo laps at the wheel of the original Formula 1 Silver Arrow, namely the W196 in which Juan Manuel Fangio won the 1954 and 1955 F1 World Championships.

"I'm really looking forward to seeing the crowds of fans at Hockenheim and especially thrilled about the prospect of driving the original Formula 1 Silver Arrow that Juan Manuel Fangio used to race in. It's always a very special feeling to drive one of the legendary Silver Arrows," said Rosberg, who currently leads the 2014 F1 World Championship by four points from team-mate, Lewis Hamilton.

"I will also be fascinated to see what happens in the DTM season opener," Rosberg added. "New rules, revised specifications and no fewer than seven champions on the grid should make for an exciting season.

"Obviously, I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for my fellow Mercedes-Benz drivers as they launch into the new campaign. Whenever time permits between the F1 races, I keep myself updated on what's going on in the DTM - it's series I know well from when my father was a competitor."

Meanwhile, in addition to Rosberg, Force India's Nico Hülkenberg will also put in an appearance, but on the Saturday, as opposed to the Sunday. Hülkenberg will sign autographs and appear on stage to chat about his season so far.

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