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Rosberg: Four years at Williams 'not ideal'

Nico Rosberg says it wasn't ideal to spend four seasons with Williams at the start of his F1 career
Nico Rosberg has said that four years with the Williams team 'wasn't ideal' although the German driver says he doesn't regret the way his career has panned out so far.

Despite the fact he has now completed six seasons in the sport and started over 100 races, Rosberg has yet to secure a breakthrough victory, with the past two seasons having failed to match expectations with Mercedes.

Prior to that, Rosberg endured a frustrating spell with Williams as the team was unable to repeat past successes and having missed out on the chance to move elsewhere during his time with the Grove-based team, Rosberg admitted it hasn't been ideal to spend four years with Frank Williams' outfit.

"There was the interest, but Frank (Williams) would not let me go,” he told Auto Motor und Sport. “Certainly being four years at Williams was not ideal - it could have been a bit shorter. But particularly the last season there was a springboard for me.

“Since then I have been always seventh in the standings and made some others aware of me.

"I have no regrets. I am completely convinced it was right to go to Mercedes and to stay here."

Rosberg extended his deal with Mercedes last year.



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Tommivo - Unregistered

January 17, 2012 12:26 PM

To start with Williams at 20, with great enginers and lots of experience from the team and to say it was not ideal this is being spoiled and too easy, thanks to Dad's name. Nico is good, very good, but not outsanding, he should consider himself lucky compared to so many other excellent drivers ready to sell their mom just to be test/friday pilot.



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