It was all serene until he got to Turn 1. Nico Rosberg, back behind the wheel of a single-seater, charged towards the first corner of Berlin's Tempelhof Airport in Formula E's Gen2 demonstration car. He'd driven it around Checkpoint Charlie and the Brandenburg Gate, but this was different - this was his natural environment.
The Gen2 car, more grey-scale in the carbonfibre flesh than in FE's initial announcement renders, sliced through the air and shot towards the long, looping left-hander of Turn 1. Then Rosberg hit the brakes and realised just what he'd let himself in for.
Apex missed, arms crossed, fighting for control - he barely made the corner. "Woah, woo, woah - that was a bit exaggerated, got to take it a bit easy," came the reaction.