Nico Rosberg insists he will stay at Mercedes in 2013 – Formula 1 news
Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg has said that he is going to stay at his current team in 2013 and has discharged all the speculations linking him to McLaren for the next season.
Rosberg has been surrounded by many rumours that he will join the Woking based team as a probable replacement of Lewis Hamilton whose contract is going to expire at the end of this year. However, the veteran German driver has ruled out all the reports and
has said that he will remain at Silver Arrows in the coming season.
Moreover, he said that he is targeting to win more races in the next year with the Brackley based team.
“I’m definitely with the Silver Arrows (Mercedes) and I’m looking forward to getting some more race wins next season,” Rosberg told the DAPD news agency.
It will be important to note that there have been a lot of rumours that his teammate, Michael Schumacher will retire after this season.
Nevertheless, the 27-year-old said that he wants Schumacher to stay in the team for the coming year. In addition, he admired his compatriot’s performance in the season so far and said that the seven-time world championship is very competitive and has still
got some amazing skills and capabilities.
“I think it would be right if he stays. We get along well, the competition between us is good, Michael is still at a very, very high level and it’s a real challenge to race against him,” he added.
Additionally, he said that Schumacher’s decision will play an important role in deciding the driver line-ups of the teams in the next season.
“We push the team forwards well,” he insisted. “Not much will happen until Schumacher, Hamilton or Massa are able to say ‘I’m definitely here’.”
At present, he is standing at 7th place in the drivers’ championship with 83 points. Besides, he is ahead of Romain Grosjean of Lotus and is behind Jenson Button of McLaren.
Above and beyond, it will be thrilling to see how he shows up in the night race at Marina Bay Street Circuit in Singapore this weekend.