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Williams and Rosberg Moscow bound 26 Jun 2008

Nico Rosberg (GER) Williams FW30 
Formula One Testing, Silverstone, England, Day Two, Wednesday, 25 June 2008 Nico Rosberg (GER) Williams FW30 Formula One Testing, Silverstone, England, Day Two, Wednesday 25 June 2008. Nico Rosberg (GER) Williams FW30 with guests.
Formula One Testing, Silverstone, England, Day One, Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Williams confirmed on Wednesday that the team will be heading to Russia next month to take part in the Moscow City Racing event. Over a million Muscovites are expected to attend the July demonstration, which has been devised to showcase Formula One racing to a new audience.

Nico Rosberg will be in action in the team’s FW30 for the spectacle, which will take place on a street circuit right in the heart of the Russian city, with the historic Kremlin and the embankment of the Moskva river providing stunning backdrops.

“This is just great!,” said Rosberg. “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.”

Williams’ team principal Frank Williams, added: “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.”

Rosberg’s demonstration will be the highlight of the six-hour motorsport festival, which will take place on July 13.