The Mahindra Racing driver did make amends for the mistake, managing to claw his way back through the field and, after passing Mortara when he spun, coasted home to second behind Abt.
Rosberg retired from F1 after winning his maiden world title at the end of a year ago, and has showed no signs of returning to racing since, instead exploring interests away from the race track.
Rosberg remains involved in motorsport via other means, though, working as part of Robert Kubica's management to aid the Pole's hopeful F1 comeback, and has expressed an interest in new technologies and electric vehicles.
"Let's wait and see", he replied. "I struggled with my brake balance through the weekend, and I feel we could have been even better, but for now, I m happy to start the season like this", Rosenqvist said.
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Felix Rosenqvist, Mahindra Racing, said: "There's been a lot of ups-and-downs all weekend, but I'm happy with taking away 29 points - for pole, winning the race and fastest lap - it's a lot of points!" It has an awesome future. It is on the right track and Alejandro [Agag, series CEO] is awesome as well, so he is going to do the right stuff.
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"People are going to be watching and this is going to be the technology of the future battling".
He continued: "It is going to be right here". "Everyone has really worked so had to help me have a a vehicle capable of winning".
The factory driver demonstrated a much improved one-lap pace in his vehicle this year - the second in the all-electric series - but struggled to make much of an impact as he needed to conserve energy in race mode.
"It goes from the race auto into the road vehicle of the future that we are all going to be driving".
Rosberg watched on as Sam Bird of Virgin Racing took the chequered flag ahead of former Formula 1 drivers Jean-Eric Vergne and Nick Heidfeld. "I'm totally fulfilled and I am really excited about these new steps that I am doing now".