Rosberg confirms Williams exit in 2010

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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33 comments on Rosberg confirms Williams exit in 2010

  1. How about this? Kimi takes a year out and Nico goes to McLaren and Brawn promote Anthony Davidson to the race seat. All British superteam! :)

  2. slimnellie said on 13th November 2009, 16:13

    If the rumours are true and Rosberg is partnering Button at Brawn. Rosberg is going to show Button up. Button is a confidence driver, if the car is performing he does, if the car isn’t performing he slates everything and is well off the pace. Rosberg doesn’t have that problem he just drives to the best of his ability and outperforms a bad car. Perfect example this season Belgian GP, Williams had all the wrong setup for the car at that circuit and Rosberg still qualified in the top 10 and scored a point. Button can’t do that. Also Rosberg is a good car developer as well.

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