Rosberg signs Mercedes contract extension

Rosberg signs Mercedes contract extension

Current championship leader Nico Rosberg has signed a new multi-year contract extension with Mercedes to extend his stay with the Brackley-based outfit.

Rosberg joined Mercedes in 2010, as the German marque made its return to Formula One after an absence of over fifty years, and has since gone on to take six victories – the team’s first in China in 2012 – as well as eighth pole positions.

“I am very proud to drive the Formula 1 Silver Arrow of the modern era,” said Rosberg. “As a German, the heritage of Mercedes-Benz is very special for me, and I am proud to be able to represent the best car brand around the world.

“It has been a difficult road to get to where we are now – but everybody kept believing and, thanks to the fantastic support from Mercedes-Benz, we are now leading the way in F1.

“I’m looking forward to the next years together, when we will keep pushing to win even more races – and, hopefully, championships.”

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff added: “Nico has been part of the Silver Arrows project since day one and he has a big stake in the development of the team since 2010. His speed, commitment and focus have all helped to give clear direction and to drive the team forward.

“With his performances in 2014, Nico has demonstrated to the outside world what we knew already in the team: that he is one of the very top drivers in Formula 1.

“This new contract brings us important stability and continuity for the future and I am delighted to be able to make the announcement in time for the home race of Mercedes-Benz and Nico in Hockenheim.”

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Dan Paddock

Dan Paddock

Dan Paddock is an FIA accredited freelance motorsport and Formula 1 journalist and the recently appointed Grand Prix Editor of Richland F1. Dan joined the site in July of last year as a Staff Writer, fresh off the back of completing a master’s degree in journalism. He has since gone on to represent Richland F1 at the 2014 British Grand Prix, his debut in the Formula 1 paddock. Aside from Richland F1, Dan also writes for Rumble Strip News, as well as maintaing his own modest blog.