Mercedes offers Rosberg deal extension

Nico Rosberg

Nico Rosberg

Sep.11 (GMM) Mercedes GP driver Nico Rosberg has been offered a new contract to keep him with the team for at least four more years.

That is the claim on Sunday of the Bild am Sonntag newspaper, adding that negotiations between the Brackley based team and the 26-year-old driver are “ongoing”.

The German marque’s Norbert Haug said: “Nico and Mercedes are interested in a very long term cooperation.”

Rosberg’s current contract runs until the end of next year. He says he is sure Mercedes will soon build him a winning car.

“When I see what’s happening in the factory, I’m very confident,” said the German.

Should Rosberg accept Mercedes’ new offer, he would therefore not be available to switch to Ferrari or Red Bull when Felipe Massa and Mark Webber’s current deals expire.

His teammate Michael Schumacher’s contract also runs out next year.

The seven time world champion told Kleine Zeitung newspaper at Monza: “I will definitely be here next year, then we will see what happens.”