Williams and Rosberg to Moscow City racing

AT&T WILLIAMS AND NICO ROSBERG TO RUSSIA Oxford, UK. The AT&T Williams team today confirmed that they would be taking part in the Moscow City Racing event on Sunday, July 13. The event, which brings Formula One to major metropolitan centres...

AT&T WILLIAMS AND NICO ROSBERG TO RUSSIA

Oxford, UK. The AT&T Williams team today confirmed that they would be taking part in the Moscow City Racing event on Sunday, July 13. The event, which brings Formula One to major metropolitan centres around the world, will take place against the stunning backdrop of the Kremlin, in the heart of the Moscow.

Nico Rosberg will represent the team for the first demonstration of Formula One in Moscow. Over a million Muscovites are expected by event organisers to come and witness a landmark event around a street road circuit with a route that includes the Kremlin, the centuries-old citadel of early Tsarist Russia in backdrop, as well as taking in the embankment of the Moskva river. Formula One will be the highlight in a six hour festival of motor sport on the city streets.

Responding to the invitation to take the wheel of the FW30 on the streets of Moscow, Nico said, "This is just great! I know Williams race cars have demonstrated in some impressive locations from the Sydney Harbour Bridge to downtown Buenos Aires or in the centre of London over the years, but for a spectacle, driving past the Kremlin will take some beating. I have never been to Russia and I have always wanted to visit Moscow, so the whole trip will undoubtedly be really fascinating. There is clearly a massive appetite for Formula One in Russia, and it is great to be contributing to spreading the sport's popularity."

For his part, AT&T Williams Team Principal, Frank Williams commented, "It was with great pleasure that we accepted the offer to take part in Moscow City Racing. This will be our first visit as a team to Russia, a country of great interest to us. Demonstrating our cars at such a global landmark is an extraordinary privilege and I personally will also be fascinated to make the journey to Moscow and see the reaction to Formula One at first hand."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Nico Rosberg , Frank Williams
Teams Williams