Mercedes AMG Petronas has announced “a multi-year contract extension” with Nico Rosberg. Rosberg has been with the team since 2010 and in recent years has scored six victories. He currently leads the Formula ! World Championship, although his team-mate Lewis Hamilton is in hot pursuit.
“I am very proud to drive the Formula One Silver Arrow of the modern era,” Rosberg said. “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. There has been big progress during the past year, building up our structure, management and capability for the future. We have an awesome team and I am confident that we have the right people in place at every level. I’m looking forward to the next years together, when we will keep pushing to win even more races – and, hopefully, championships.”
Team boss Toto Wolff says that the new deal will bring the team “important stability and continuity for the future”.