Formula One to run in Rotterdam

By on Saturday, August 25, 2012

Photo credit: Mercedes AMG F1

Nico Rosberg and Giedo van der Garde will be demonstrating their F1 cars in the city centre of Rotterdam this Sunday. City Racing is the biggest Formula 1 event in Holland which allows Dutch fans to get up close to F1 cars and experience the most popular form of motor racing in the world.

Both Nico Rosberg and the Mercedes AMG Petronas team attend this event for the second time. The only Dutch driver in F1 at the moment, Giedo van der Garde, will be taking part in the event on 26th August with his Caterham team. It will be the first time for the reserve driver to show his Formula 1 skills in front of his home crowd. Both Caterham race drivers have taken part in previous City Racing events, with Heikki Kovalainen driving a Renault F1 car in 2008 and Vitaly Petrov, also in a Renault, in 2010.

Romain Grosjean is the third F1 driver to attend City Racing on Sunday. Organizers announced the Lotus driver will sign autographs and challenge the fans to a Formula 1 simulator.

This year is the eighth time Rotterdam is hosting the event, which last year attracted more than half a million enthusiastic fans. Previous attendees include other Adrian Sutil, Giancarlo Fisichella, Jarno Trulli, Fernando Alonso, David Coulthard and Vitaly Petrov.

Chinese Grand Prix winner Rosberg said, "I am really looking forward to going back to Rotterdam. Sam Bird told me last year that it was fantastic with half a million people cheering. I hope I can improve that number this year."

The event will be streamed live at and will be there to cover it.

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