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Report reveals 'contact' between Rosberg and Ferrari

After Robert Kubica and Mark Webber were linked with taking Felipe Massa's seat at Ferrari in 2012, now another name has entered the equation - with the Scuderia sounding out the management team of current Mercedes Grand Prix star Nico Rosberg
Nico Rosberg could be in-line to replace the out-of-favour Felipe Massa at Ferrari in 2012, it appears, with reports that 'contact' has been made between the legendary Scuderia and the young German's management team.

Despite a mini-resurgence in the last couple of races during which he has genuinely taken the fight to double world champion team-mate Fernando Alonso, the general consensus within the F1 paddock is that Massa's days in scarlet are strictly numbered, and that come season's end and the conclusion of his existing agreement with Ferrari, the Brazilian will be out of the Prancing Horse on his hoof, if you'll pardon the pun.

Both injured Lotus Renault GP star Robert Kubica and Red Bull Racing ace Mark Webber have already been linked with filling Massa's shoes at Maranello – but it seems the pair could face another threat from Rosberg, who has impressively controlled Michael Schumacher at Mercedes Grand Prix since the record-breaking F1 legend's top flight comeback at the beginning of last year, routinely out-qualifying, out-racing and out-scoring the most successful driver in the sport's six-decade history.

Now, claims Italian magazine Autosprint, Ferrari has been in 'contact' with Rosberg's management to enquire as to his contractual situation – with the 25-year-old understood to be on a three-year deal with Mercedes that expires at the end of next season.



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Boss B - Unregistered

May 04, 2011 4:15 PM

blzbub i'm on your side. Kamui is the hottest hot shoe right now. It's not even DiResta. If i was Rosberg I would be wary of the scuderia. With the team orders back in play and Alonso being the ultimate pay driver, who do you think the team would favor if both drivers happened to be equal...given that they would be paying Rosberg with the money Alonso is bringing from Santander. I would finish out this season and make up my mind about half way through 2012 if I were Rosberg. Besides Jenson Button or Mark Webber could retire in a year or two. So there are good seats out there. Even Mercedes is improving. Take your time Nico.

blzbub

May 04, 2011 3:54 PM

Massa didnt take enough points out of ferreris competition last season, he didnt score enough points to win the title in 2008 or 2007, he coudnt take enough points out of renault/alonso in 2006, hes had six years and favourable team relations but hasnt quite managed to convince that he is a 'top'i pilot, rosberg is the best driver on the grid yet to win a race, and will be on the radar of all the top teams, i dont know if would he go to ferrari at present though, ferraris best bet may be sitting in a ferrari powered car alongside there protege sergio perez!



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