Mercedes to Confirm Rosberg Today
The name everybody is looking to be made official is the one of German driver Nico Rosberg. This will mark the first time a German driver drives for the Stuttgart based factory team in the modern era of Formula One.
The fact that Rosberg will join Brawn has been headlined in the British and German newspapers plenty of times during the past few weeks, especially after the German driver ended his contractual relationship with Williams F1 Team. While initially planned to join world champion Jenson Button for the 2010 campaign, Rosberg will now likely become leading driver for the Brackley organization.
Earlier last weekend, Ross Brawn hinted that Rosberg is the driver his team was aiming to sign from 2010 onwards, as the 4 seasons spent in Formula One with Williams have turned him into an experienced driver.
“After four years in formula one, I would count Nico Rosberg as an experienced driver,” said Brawn about the German who is still looking for that first win in the championship.
As for the second seat, Mercedes are still undecided between a second German driver (Michael Schumacher might also fall into the equation, if we are to believe the latest rumors on the matter) or someone else. According to Norbert Haug, the fans will be “surprised” with Merc's second choice for 2010.