Rosberg to receive 2011 Bandini trophy in June

By on Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Mar.2 (GMM) Nico Rosberg will be this year's winner of the prestigious Bandini trophy.

The Trofeo Lorenzo Bandini is an ongoing tribute to the leading Italian driver of his period, who was burned to death in an accident at Monaco in 1967.

The last three winners were the highly rated Lewis Hamilton (2010), Sebastian Vettel (2009) and Robert Kubica (2008).

Organisers confirmed that Mercedes driver Rosberg will receive the trophy in Bandini's hometown of Brisighella, which is close to Toro Rosso's Italian headquarters, on June 5.

And according to Auto Sprint magazine in Italy, it is possible Rosberg will drive the 12 kilometres between Faenza and Brisighella in a Mercedes F1 car, or possibly the F1 safety car.

Other Bandini winners include Felipe Massa (2007), Mark Webber (2006), Fernando Alonso (2005), Michael Schumacher (2003), Jenson Button (2001) and Jarno Trulli (2000).

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