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Rosberg signs multi-year contract extension with Mercedes

No confirmation on exactly how long the extension is.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

 

16th July, 2014 (F1Plus / Rosie Baillie) - Nico Rosberg has signed a ‘multi-year’ contract extension with Mercedes.

On the eve of the German Grand Prix weekend Mercedes announced that Rosberg and the team have agreed a ‘multi-year’ contract extension.

There is no confirmation on exactly how long the contract extension is.

“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,”

“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.”

“I’m looking forward to the next years together, when we will keep pushing to win even more races - and, hopefully, championships.”

Rosberg joined Mercedes when they re-entered the sport in 2010 and is now in his fifth season with the team.

Head of Mercedes-Benz motorsport Toto Wolff praised Rosberg and said the contract extension gave the team stability and continuity.

“His speed, commitment and focus have all helped to give clear direction and driver the team forward,” Wolff said.

“With his performances in 2014, Nico has demonstrated to the outside world what we knew already in the team: that he is one of the very top drivers in Formula One.”

“This new contract brings us important stability and continuity for the future,”

 

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