Despite earlier worrying about teaming up with arguably F1’s greatest ever driver, Nico Rosberg now insists he is happy to be Michael Schumacher’s teammate.
The pair have been together at Mercedes since last year and all the signs are pointing towards a future beyond their 2012 contracts.
And Rosberg, who is 16 years younger than seven time world champion Schumacher, is happy.
“I cannot hide that beating Michael with the frequency I have done is very good for my career,” said the German, who is yet to notch up his maiden race victory.
On the other hand, the 26-year-old admitted, sharing a team with Schumacher “is not easy”.
“With Michael you don’t really become close friends and he is very picky about everything,” Rosberg told O Estado de S.Paulo newspaper in Singapore.
“You notice why he is a seven time champion, paying attention to every detail. I learn from Michael and he learns from me too.”
One area in which Rosberg insists he is better is in braking for the slow corners.
“That is mainly where I am ahead. I’m more efficient than him and it’s what the telemetry shows,” he revealed.