F1 points leader Rosberg signs new ‘multi-year’ Mercedes deal

Nico Rosberg has a four-point lead in the standings over teammate Lewis Hamilton. 

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Nico Rosberg has signed what Mercedes calls a “multi-year” extension to his contract with the team.

The German is currently in his fifth season with the manufacturer, having joined in 2010, and the new deal will obviously give him extra security as the title battle hots up.

“Nico has been part of the Silver Arrows project since day one and he has a big stake in the development of the team since 2010,” said Mercedes Executive Director Toto Wolff. “His speed, commitment and focus have all helped to give clear direction and to drive the team forward. 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.

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“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 Nico in Hockenheim.”

Rosberg added: “There has been big progress during the past year, building up our structure, management and capability for the future. We have an awesome team and I am confident that we have the right people in place at every level. I’m looking forward to the next years together, when we will keep pushing to win even more races – and, hopefully, championships.”