Rosberg: Webber was tougher team mate than Schumacher

Nico Rosberg and Mark Webber were Williams team mates in 2006

Nico Rosberg and Mark Webber were Williams team mates in 2006

Feb.23 (GMM) Nico Rosberg has named Australian Mark Webber as his toughest teammate in Formula 1 so far, despite the German currently being in the same team as seven times Formula 1 champion Michael Schumacher.

Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1, Ross Brawn (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 Team Principal and Michael Schumacher

Nico with Ross Brawn and Michael Schumacher

Rosberg made his grand prix debut as Webber’s team mate at Williams in 2006, moving four seasons later to Mercedes.

While at Williams, Rosberg also raced as teammate to Alex Wurz and Kazuki Nakajima.

Rosberg’s Mercedes move in 2010 coincided with Schumacher’s return to formula one, at the same Brackley based team, where they have been teammates ever since.

When asked by Sport Bild who his toughest teammate has been, he answered: “Mark Webber in 2006, then Michael.”

And he hopes he will be in front of his famous current teammate yet again in 2012, particularly with Mercedes hoping its new W03 is a race winner.

“To be the first German to win in the new Silver Arrow would be an absolute dream for me,” said Rosberg, whose father Keke won the title in 1982.