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