Abu Dhabi

Last Race: 23rd Nov Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Lewis Hamilton
2 Felipe Massa
3 Valtteri Bottas

Rosberg would welcome Schu stay

2012-09-20 12:07:00

 RSS

Share:

Rosberg would welcome Schu stay

Nico Rosberg admits he would be more than happy if Michael Schumacher stays with Mercedes next season...

Nico Rosberg admits he would be more than happy if Michael Schumacher stays with Mercedes next season.


Schumacher's three-year deal with the Brackley squad runs out at the end of the season and speculation is rife that the 43-year-old could hang up his racing gloves for good come the end of the year.

Rosberg, who has partnered the seven-time World Champion for the past three seasons, says he would have no problems if Schumacher extends his contract with Merc.

"I think it would be right if Michael stays," he told Germany's DAPD news agency. "We get along well, the competition is good. Michael is still at a very, very high level on the track. It is a challenge to race against him. We push the team forward and usually have the same opinion."

Schumacher isn't the only driver who faces an uncertain future as Lewis Hamilton has been rumoured to be on way to Merc as a replacement for the veteran while Felipe Massa's seat at Ferrari is also on the line.

Rosberg added: "Michael is an important part of the whole driver carousel. Nothing will happen until the key positions are clarified and if one of Schumacher, Hamilton or Massa says 'I am definitely here then it will all go fast'."

However, he also wouldn't have any problems teaming up with Hamilton, saying: "We've known each other for 15 years."

As for his own future, the 27-year-old is happy where he is.

"I am definitely with the Silver Arrow. I look forward to the next season and even more race wins," he said.

The sun rises as Raikkonen puts in his first lap of the morning

Editor's Picks

Introducing Fantasy Racing

Introducing Fantasy Racing

PlanetF1 has launched its own Fantasy Racing game, it's free to enter and you can win some cool prizes...

Ten Stupid Moments

Ten Stupid Moments

We've had our fair share of stupid moments in F1 this year and Andrew Davies has rounded up some of the best (or worst)...

Xmas Shopping F1 Style

Xmas Shopping F1 Style

PlanetF1 has teamed up with Memento Exclusives to offer you the best F1 Christmas shopping - and there's an extra something...

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

The season may be underway but you can still enter the PlanetF1 Fantasy League and win prizes on a race-by-race basis...

The Driving Seat And Win

The Driving Seat And Win

Force India have just launched a pretty awesome chair as part of their upcycled F1 range with our friends at Memento Exclusives...