Nico Rosberg hit the track in a single-seater car for the first time since his Formula 1 championship victory in November 2016 after completing a demonstration run behind the wheel of Formula E's new 'Gen2' car in Berlin on Saturday.

2016 F1 world champion Rosberg completed a number of flying laps in the new Formula E car that will be introduced to the series from the start of its fifth season later this year, having recently become an investor in the all-electric single-seater championship.

Rosberg got a first taste of the Gen2 car when he drove it around the streets of Berlin on Friday, but was able to turn up the wick and complete a number of laps at high speed around the circuit at the Berlin Tempelhof Airport ahead of the E-Prix later today.

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Despite locking up twice and running close to the wall, Rosberg was able to get through the run without any major issues - besides forgetting to bring it back to the pits, instead parking up at pit exit and being wheeled back to his garage.

"That was awesome fun, thank you very much for letting me try this Gen2 car in anger on the track," Rosberg said. "I think it will be a really good car, and we'll see some great racing with this car. It really feels really nice to drive on this track.

"That was very exciting, first time since Abu Dhabi 2016, so massively exciting. I was going for it, but it's not too easy!

"This was a special experience for me. A lot of memories coming back also, just being in that space again. It was nice. That's why I was really pushing out there. couple of times I got close to the wall, even had some massive lock-ups."

Despite enjoying his first taste of a single-seater since Abu Dhabi 2016, Rosberg insisted it was not making him re-think his decision to retire from racing made shortly after his title win.

"No, no, no. Those thoughts, not at the moment," Rosberg said.

"I'm quite happy the way it is at the moment."

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