Rosberg wants 2010 contract by September

Nico Rosberg has set a two-month deadline by which time he wants a firm contract for the 2010 season. The Williams driver, nearing the end of his current contract, is openly musing a switch, with speculation linking him with McLaren and...

Nico Rosberg has set a two-month deadline by which time he wants a firm contract for the 2010 season.

The Williams driver, nearing the end of his current contract, is openly musing a switch, with speculation linking him with McLaren and BMW.

"I haven't made a decision yet," he said in Sunday's Bild am Sonntag newspaper. "In two months at the latest I would like to have clarity.

"If negotiations drag on any longer it wouldn't be good -- by then the best cockpits are assigned," said Rosberg.

The German has recently been declaring his satisfaction with Williams, for whom he debuted in 2006, but insists he has "several options" for the future.

"It is a difficult decision," Rosberg continued to tell the German newspaper.

Asked if money is a priority, he answered: "I am in my fourth season in Formula One. I want to finally have a car with which I can drive regularly to the podium. And to win."

The Bild interviewer pointed out that an alliance of McLaren-Mercedes and a German national is the desire of many of his compatriot supporters.

Laughing, Rosberg answered: "But I also speak Italian, which would fit well with Ferrari. And English for Williams. And Spanish and French as well!"

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Nico Rosberg
Teams Ferrari , Mercedes , McLaren , Williams