Rosberg admits early McLaren link

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Nico Rosberg has admitted he had talks about switching to McLaren while he was under contract to Williams some years ago.

Nico Rosberg, Mercedes GP
Nico Rosberg, Mercedes GP

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"It's true, there was a first discussion, but there was never the possibility of changing because I had a contract already," the German told Kolner Express newspaper.

"So it wasn't a topic for me at all," added Rosberg, who now drives for Mercedes. "I am glad that I was with Williams and now Mercedes is my challenge."

Highly competitive alongside seven time world champion Michael Schumacher in the last two seasons, the 26-year-old has even been linked with Ferrari.

But despite failing to record a single race win after more than a century of attempts, Rosberg insists he is happy.

He even thinks Mercedes, with its iconic Silver Arrows, is just as prestigious a brand as the Prancing Horse.

I am glad that I was with Williams and now Mercedes is my challenge

Nico Rosberg

"Definitely, if not even more so," he insisted.

"More and more I see those old videos with Fangio from the 50s; the history of the Silver Arrows is very impressive. I've said it before that winning in a Silver Arrow is my dream."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Michael Schumacher , Nico Rosberg
Teams Ferrari , Mercedes , McLaren , Williams
Tags mclaren, mercedes, rosberg, williams