Rosberg could be Ferrari candidate

Nico Rosberg

Nico Rosberg

Oct.31 (GMM) Nico Rosberg could be eyeing a switch from Mercedes to Ferrari, a “source” has told a German tabloid newspaper.

Mercedes chiefs Ross Brawn and Norbert Haug in India indicated they want to keep the 26-year-old beyond his contract, which according to reports is set to run until the end of next season. But they also acknowledged that the “market is open”.

“In general you can go to the wrong team at the wrong team, which is a mistake every driver should try to avoid,” said motor sport director Haug. Interestingly, Rosberg’s link to Ferrari follows the latest controversy involving Felipe Massa, after which the Brazilian continued to angrily slam his nemesis Lewis Hamilton.

Ferrari has said it will honour Massa’s 2012 contract but may look to replace him beyond then. Explaining Massa’s anger after his collision and penalty, Hamilton’s boss Martin Whitmarsh noted that the 30-year-old is “under enormous pressure within that team”.

The Cologne tabloid Express, meanwhile, noted that Mercedes is actually yet to confirm Rosberg, even for next year. And the newspaper quoted a source as saying: “Nico is thinking about Ferrari.”

  • Kimi fans from Indonesia

    If he move to Ferrari , the Spaniard will destroyed him.

  • luca

    michael come back plis to home with us.

  • Twiinz

    Maybe they can work out a swap. Massa gets on well with Schimi and Ross ,and Nico would be a solid addition to the Scuderia. Probably will never happen, but it would be a good move.

  • Butterfly

    Alonso has no fear of anyone, but this might brring more performance to the Scuderia.

    Tough to say, though.

  • Robert

    No chance. Ferrari’s got Sergio Pérez signed for 2013 already, that’s a public secret.

  • F1 fan

    Alonso & Schumacher for 2013 and title number 8 will definatly be on the way!

  • F1 fan

    Alonso and Schumacher for 2013 and title number 8 will be on the way!

  • visz963

    He would easily crush Alonso at Ferrari – I would love to see that.

  • Twiinz

    “He would easily crush Alonso at Ferrari”
    Not a chance. Rosberg is a good qualifier, but his racecraft is nowhere near Alonso. Rosberg has been on par with a 42 year old Schumi and is now loosing out to him. Alonso beat Schumi when the German was in his prime. Rosberg would finally win a race with Ferrari but has no prayer of out scoring Alonso over the course of a year.