F1 »

Rosberg secures new Mercedes F1 deal

Championship leader Nico Rosberg puts pen to paper on a new two year deal with Mercedes.
Nico Rosberg has ended speculation about his immediate F1 future by penning a new deal with Mercedes for the 2017 and 2018 season.

The German, who currently leads the 2016 Formula 1 World Championship standings by a single point from team-mate Lewis Hamilton, joined Mercedes in 2010 when the German firm entered the sport as a constructor and has gone on to win 19 races with the Silver Arrows.

Runner-up to Hamilton in 2014 and 2015, Rosberg's new deal will see him remain with Mercedes until the end of the 2018 season, bringing him into line with the conclusion of Hamilton's current contract.

“We are delighted to announce that the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula 1 Team has signed a two-year contract extension with Nico Rosberg for the 2017 and 2018 Formula One seasons,” read a short statement from the team.

“Nico has been a core member of the Silver Arrows since the team returned to the sport in 2010 and has played a crucial role in the team's success in that time.”

Rosberg's deal comes after weeks of speculation over his future within the Mercedes fold. Indeed, though Rosberg had repeatedly expressed a desire to stay at Mercedes, paddock rumours suggested he wasn't satisfied with the terms being presented.

Nonetheless, the deal now extends his stay at Mercedes for what will be nine seasons when his contract comes to an end.

As of the 2016 British Grand Prix, Rosberg - who made his F1 debut in 2006 with Williams - has achieved 19 wins, 25 pole positions and 47 podiums, with all but two rostrums coming at Mercedes.





Tagged as: Nico Rosberg

Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
21.07.2016 - Press conference, Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid
27.11.2016 - Race, Celebration, 2nd place Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid and Champion 2016 and Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid race winner
27.11.2016 - Race, Celebration, 2nd place Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid and Champion 2016 and Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid race winner
27.11.2016 - Race, Celebration, 2nd place Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid and Champion 2016 and Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid race winner
27.11.2016 - Race, Celebration, 2nd place Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid and Champion 2016 and Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid race winner
27.11.2016 - Race, Celebration, 2nd place Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid and Champion 2016 and Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid race winner
27.11.2016 - Race, Celebration, 2nd place Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid and Champion 2016 and Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid race winner
27.11.2016 - Race, Celebration, 2nd place Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid and Champion 2016 and Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid race winner
27.11.2016 - Race, Celebration, 2nd place Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid and Champion 2016 and Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid race winner
27.11.2016 - Race, Celebration, 2nd place Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid and Champion 2016 and Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid race winner
27.11.2016 - Race, Celebration, 2nd place Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid and Champion 2016 and Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid race winner
27.11.2016 - Race, Celebration, 2nd place Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid and Champion 2016 and Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid race winner
27.11.2016 - Race, 2nd place Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid and Champion 2016 and 3rd place Sebastian Vettel (GER) Scuderia Ferrari SF16-H
27.11.2016 - Race, 2nd place Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid and Champion 2016 and Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid race winner
27.11.2016 - Race, 2nd place Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid and Champion 2016, Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid race winner and 3rd place Sebastian Vettel (GER) Scuderia Ferrari SF16-H
27.11.2016 - Race, 2nd place Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid and Champion 2016 and 3rd place Sebastian Vettel (GER) Scuderia Ferrari SF16-H
27.11.2016 - Race, 2nd place Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid and Champion 2016 and 3rd place Sebastian Vettel (GER) Scuderia Ferrari SF16-H
27.11.2016 - Race, 2nd place Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid and Champion 2016

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.


AlanG

July 22, 2016 10:05 AM

I have to agree with Tomco, Rosberg is a number two driver and only in his recent positions (past year or two) due to an highly superior car compared to the rest of the field, the constructors points identify this. If it hadn't been for Hamilton's very strange/unusual reliability issues (with just his car) in the early part of the season he would be well behind him in the driver championship. For me Mercedes ideally want a german driver in their car as World Champion but I don't think they can stop Hamilton without it being obvious, it would stand out if they tried to implement team orders to achieve this at this current time (half way through the season and nothing between the two). Rosberg must be feeling the pressure and the real panic would be if the others catch up next year and the cars became realistically matched If I was Rosberg I would be very happy to have re signed even if it is for less money than Hamilton (I suspect)



© 1999 - 2016 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.