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Rosberg: I’m going nowhere

Nico Rosberg says he has no plans to leave Mercedes despite ongoing speculation about Lewis Hamilton
Nico Rosberg has said he won't be leaving Mercedes at the end of the season and revealed his hopes that Michael Schumacher will put pen to paper on a new deal to stay with the team for 2013.

Schumacher is out of contract at the end of the year and has yet to make a decision on his future, while Lewis Hamilton continues to be linked to the Brackley-based team.

Some have suggested that Hamilton could be paired with Schumacher next season if deals could be stuck with both drivers, but Rosberg said he wouldn't be moving anywhere else and hoped that the same could be said for his experienced German team-mate.

"I'm definitely with the Silver Arrows and I'm looking forward to getting some more race wins next season," he told the DAPD news agency. "I [also] think it would be right if he (Schumacher) 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. We push the team forwards well.”

Rosberg did however admit that speculation would continue until the major seats on the grid are all filled.

“Not much will happen until Schumacher, Hamilton or Massa are able to say 'I'm definitely here'," he insisted.



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DiabloBoy - Unregistered

September 19, 2012 2:08 PM

@Lewis the great Nico hasn't been outracing Schumi this year, though. Schumacher has actually outqualified Nico overall and, of the 6 races where Schumacher hasn't had a mechanical fault, he has outraced Nico in 5. If his car didn't keep failing him, he'd be higher than Nico's 7th. Schumacher in a good, reliable car is a god, regardless of age.

Ahmad - Unregistered

September 19, 2012 2:19 PM

To people talking non-sense about MSC, don't waste your time, in your heart and mind you know it but you can't admit it. Facts talk, MSC is a true racer and on the competition edge with guys half his age. If you ever realize what that means you would've said something that makes sense. Cry-babies talk. Prove it with facts or forever quit it!



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