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Nico to Star at DTM Season Opener with Football Legend Franz Beckenbauer!

Nico to Star at DTM Season Opener with Football Legend Franz Beckenbauer!

This weekend at the Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg, MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS driver Nico Rosberg is set to attend the season opener of the world’s most popular touring car series: DTM! And that’s not all: the current Formula One World Championship leader will be joined by football legend and Laureus Ambassador Franz Beckenbauer!

On the Sunday of the race weekend, Nico will entertain fans at the Hockenheimring in a joint appearance with Franz Beckenbauer at the Mercedes-Benz Erlebniswelt complex, where both will be giving interviews on the stage behind the Mercedes grandstand follow by an autograph session.

Immediately afterwards, Nico will be driving a number of demo laps around the home of the 2014 German Grand Prix at the wheel of the original Formula One Silver Arrow: namely the W 196 R in which Argentina’s Juan-Manuel Fangio won the 1954 and 1955 Formula One World Championships!

“I’ll be fascinated to see what happens in the DTM season opener at Hockenheim. New rules, revised specifications and no fewer than seven champions on the grid should make for an exciting season” said Nico. “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 Formula One races, I keep myself updated on what’s going on in the DTM. It’s a series I know well from when my father was a competitor. I’m really looking forward to seeing the crowds of fans at Hockenheim and especially thrilled about the prospect of driving the original Formula One 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.”

Nico’s Schedule

Interview and autograph signing with Nico Rosberg and Franz Beckenbauer

  • Time: Sunday 4 May 2014, 10:55 – 11:15
  • Location: Stage of Mercedes-Benz Erlebniswelt

Nico Rosberg performing demo run in the 1954 Mercedes-Benz W196 R

  • Time: Sunday 4 May 2014, 11:55 – 12:00
  • Location: Hockenheimring Circuit

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