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F1 Race Driver Nico Rosberg Swaps Car for Surfboard - VIDEO

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SYDNEY, Australia - June 3, 2008: It's not easy being a racing driver. Outside of the cockpit, they're dragged from pillar to post fulfilling sponsor and media commitments, that is when they aren't testing. Every so often, however, a sponsor will come up with a fun day out, like RBS did for Nico just before the Australian Grand Prix.

Having arrived in Australia a few days ahead of schedule in order to get used to the time difference, Nico headed up to Sydney to join the Royal Bank of Scotland for a promotional day with a difference. Swapping his F1 car for a surfboard and his race overalls for a wet suit, Nico hit the beach. With pro-surfer Nathan Hedge on hand to give him some top tips, Nico tackled the waves. Watch the video to see how he got on...