A trio of prominent guests result from attend the DTM season opener about the weekend of May 3rd/4th at the Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg. Football legend and Laureus Ambassador Franz Beckenbauer will be joining Germany’s top contenders for your Formula 1 title, namely current championship leader Nico Rosberg and fourth-placed Nico Hülkenberg.
Sahara Force India Mercedes driver Nico Hülkenberg has been booked in for Saturday when qualifying takes place in the world’s most popular touring car series. Fans at the circuit will have two opportunities to see Hülkenberg close up during his visit: he will be signing autographs and talking about his Formula 1 season thus far first at Mercedes-Benz Erlebniswelt (situated behind the Mercedes grandstand) and later on at a ‘Meet the Drivers’ session while watching Mercedes-Benz hospitality suite.
On Sunday, it will probably be MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS driver Nico Rosberg’s turn to entertain the fans in a joint appearance with Franz Beckenbauer at the Mercedes-Benz Erlebniswelt complex. By signing autographs, they will both be giving interviews about the stage behind the Mercedes grandstand and definately will then follow up. Immediately afterwards, Rosberg will probably be putting in several demo laps at the wheel of the original Formula 1 Silver Arrow, namely the W 196 in which Argentina’s Juan Manuel Fangio won the 1954 and 1955 Formula 1 world championships. Nico Rosberg has an earlier appointment on Sunday 4th May at 9: 30am within the Baden-Württemberg Center when he will probably be answering questions from the press.
Timetable for that DTM season opener at Hockenheim:
Saturday 3rd May
‘Meet the Drivers’ autograph session with Nico Hülkenberg and also the entire Mercedes-Benz DTM squad In front of the Mercedes-Benz hospitality suite
15: 00 Press conference with Nico Hülkenberg Mercedes-Benz hospitality suite
16: 00 Interview with Nico Hülkenberg Stage of Mercedes-Benz Erlebniswelt
Sunday 4th May
Time Event Venue
09: 30 – 10: 00 Press conference with Nico Rosberg Baden-Württemberg Center, 4th floor
10: 55 – 11: 15 Interview and autograph signing with Franz Beckenbauer and Nico Rosberg Stage of Mercedes-Benz Erlebniswelt
11: 55 – 12: 00 Nico Rosberg in demo drive of 1954 W196 Silver Arrow
Nico Rosberg: “I’ll be fascinated to see what occurs in the DTM season opener at Hockenheim. New rules, revised specifications and no fewer than seven champions on the grid should alllow for an exciting season. 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 1 races, I keep myself updated on what’s going on from the DTM – it’s series I know well from when my dad 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 1 Silver Arrow that Juan Manuel Fangio used to race in. It’s always a very special feeling to drive among the legendary Silver Arrows.”