Rosberg confirms Williams exit in 2010

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

This weekend will be Rosberg's last with Williams
This weekend will be Rosberg's last with Williams

Wherever Nico Rosberg ends up in 2010, it won’t be with Williams.

He confirmed to the press today that he’s leaving the team, which gave him his F1 debut, after four years with them. He starts his 70th Grand Prix for the Grove outfit this weekend.

Rosberg has had a strong fourth season with Williams, managing seven consecutive points finishes in the middle of the year. He’s lost some points to mistakes (notably at Singapore) but has also been poorly served by the team on occasions (his Monte-Carlo strategy and Interlagos retirement, for example).

He has said he wants a winning car in 2010 and he is thought likely to get it. His expected destination is Brawn to partner Jenson Button.

Appropriately enough, father Keke Rosberg also spent four years with Williams, but when he left in 1985 his destination was McLaren.

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