As expected, Mercedes GP has announced that Nico Rosberg will be spearheading its 2010 line-up as the Stuttgart manufacturer prepares to return to Formula 1 as a constructor for the first time since 1955. Following a press conference in Germany on Monday afternoon, the team-mate to the former Williams driver is yet to be revealed.
Following Mercedes-Benz’s buyout of the Brawn GP outfit, at least one German driver was always expected in the line-up of 2010.
"I am really happy to be a part of the Silver Arrows re-launch in 2010 as a driver for Mercedes," commented the 24-year-old son of 1982 World Champion Keke Rosberg.
"I am very proud that I will now drive for the new Mercedes team and work with Ross Brawn [Team Principal]. I am more motivated than ever and can hardly wait to start testing with the new Silver Arrow and for the first race of the new season in Bahrain."