The son of former F1 champion Keke Rosberg made his first steps in the series under the guidance of Sir Frank Williams and switched to Mercedes at the end of 2009, stating loud and clear that he made that decision in order to challenge for F1 titles. And despite his strong matchup in the Merc garage last season – with the return of 7-time world champion Michael Schumacher – Rosberg showed consistently good pace throughout his first campaign with the Ross Brawn's team.
Given that most agree Mercedes GP will be the most improved team this season – especially after the pace showed by the new W02 in Barcelona a couple of weeks back – Rosberg is expected to shine even more, and (why not) score his first race win in career. While confident that will happen at some point, Rosberg insisted he would like to stay with Mercedes for a longer term than the one that ends in 2012.
“It's a dream to drive for Mercedes and the Silver Arrow and to work with Ross Brawn and Norbert Haug,” Rosberg told the German newspaper Welt. “That is something very special, and I would love it if we had a long-term future together.”
Rosberg joined Mercedes at the same time with Michael Schumacher, when the German carmaker purchased the title-winning Brawn GP at the end of 2009. Both drivers signed 3-year deals with the Brackley based organization, but a few months back Brawn hinted the former is part of Mercedes' long-term plan in the series.