Nico Rosberg, locked in a titanic duel with teammate Lewis Hamilton for this year’s drivers’ title, on Wednesday signed a new ‘multi-year’ contract with Mercedes, announced the German F1 team.
Rosberg, 29, joined Mercedes on the German car giant’s return to F1 in 2010. In five seasons he has won six times, with 17 podiums and eight pole positions.
“Mercedes is delighted to announce that it signed a multi-year contract extension with Rosberg,” read a statement on the team’s official website.
Mercedes motorsport chief Toto Wolff added, “This new contract brings us important stability and continuity for the future and I am delighted to be able to make the announcement in time for the home race of Mercedes-Benz and Rosberg in Hockenheim.”
Rosberg leads the 2014 drivers title race by a mere four points from Hamilton, who joined Mercedes from McLaren on a three year deal in 2013, going into the German Grand Prix on Sunday.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 17th, 2014.
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