8:16 – Reigning World Champion Nico Rosberg will return to the cockpit of a Formula 1 car at next month’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Rosberg clinched last year’s title in a last-round showdown against Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton, and caused a surprise by announcing his immediate retirement days later.

Rosberg, who remains a Mercedes ambassador, will pilot the squad’s title-winning W05 Hybrid, from the 2014 campaign, at Goodwood on Sunday July 2.

Current Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas will also be in attendance at the festival, and is scheduled to drive the same car on the previous day.

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