Rosberg looking to commit F1 career to Mercedes

Nico Rosberg

May 2 (GMM) Formula 1’s newest winner has revealed that he has no plans to leave his Mercedes AMG team.

After more than a century of grands prix, Nico Rosberg finally broke through with his first race win recently in China.

Although pressed harder than in recent seasons by his famous teammate Michael Schumacher in 2012, the German has a comfortable position at Mercedes.

The 26-year-old told Sport Bild he might stay put for the rest of his career.

“Forever in silver? Why not?” he is quoted as saying.

Rosberg said he is in a “great position” to lead the famous German marque to the world championship.

“My big goal is to be world champion with the Silberpfeil (Silver Arrow),” he insisted. “It occurs to me that it would taste even better than to win with Ferrari.”

Rosberg said he wouldn’t even mind sharing the team with Sebastian Vettel, F1’s back-to-back reigning champion who has expressed interest in racing one day for a great marque like Mercedes or Ferrari.

“I don’t mind, it could be anyone – Sebastian, whoever. I don’t see any problem with that,” said Rosberg.

He said his first choice as teammate is Schumacher.

“I think it would be great if he stays,” said Rosberg, referring to the 43-year-old’s expiring contract. “He is at an extremely high level right now.

“I can well imagine that Michael will extend.”

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  • Matthias O’keeffe

    I too hope that Michael will extend his contract for anoter 7 years. Race till he’s 50 yrs old.

  • mclaaaaaaaaarenbaaaabeeeeeh

    funnyyy…… i thought mercedes is about to leave f1

  • USA1

    LOL, yeah Nico you want Schumacher to stay so you can be assured of beating your teammate every year. Schumacher struggles now that he does not get special tires from Bridgestone.

    I would rather see Mercedes pull out of Formula One as I do not feel they have anything to offer.