In diesem Sommer hat der Teamfahrer Nico Rosberg von MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS einige der besten Sportler dazu aufgefordert, ihr Talent im schnellsten Sport unter Beweis zu stellen und an einer Trainingseinheit in einem voll authentischen F1-Simulator teilzunehmen, bevor sie auf die legendäre Monza-Rennstrecke losgelassen werden, um eine Zeit zu registrieren. Rosberg forderte sie mit einer Rundenzeit von 1:21.05 heraus, wurde jedoch von Sergio Agüero überrascht, der das Herausforderer-Leaderboard mit einer Zeit von 1:22.58 anführte.
The multi-talented Argentinean was brought to Donington Park Racing Circuit in the UK where he was given a lesson by Nico Rosberg, before putting his talent to the test on the track in a race-tuned Mercedes C 63 AMG performance car. He tore around the track, setting some highly impressive lap times, proving his feet work almost as well on the pedals as they do the football pitch. Not wanting to be outdone however, the German F1 driver then gave Agüero the ride of his life in a Mercedes DTM car.
Sergio Agüero said at the end of the day, "I was very happy to win the PUMA Race Off challenge and prove how fast I am in an F1 simulator, and today I showed Nico Rosberg how fast I can be on a real track. His driving lesson was pretty boring to be honest so I thought I'd show him how to really drive, but then I have to say in the Mercedes AMG DTM car he impressed me a lot. He's probably nearly as quick as me!"
Nico Rosberg added, "Sergio sure knows how to drive. In the Mercedes C 63 AMG car he flew around the track and handled the car really well, so full respect to him for that. I was a bit surprised how good he was. He's a great guy but I didn't want him getting too cocky so I enjoyed showing him what I could do in the Mercedes AMG DTM car. Now he knows what real racing is all about!"
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