Rosberg: I need success by next year

Highly-rated German Nico Rosberg has said that he has to have success by the end of next year for the sake of his career. The Williams driver, a karting compatriot of Lewis Hamilton, has seen his erstwhile colleague become world champion while he himself has languished in under-performing cars. He told reporters at Williams’ Grove headquarters that he needed to become successful sooner rather than later.

For me it s a crucial year, mainly because I want to have success in my sport that s what I m racing for,” he said.

“I hope that I m going to have a car to have good success this year it s very possible and I m hopeful.

“If not then I need to see, because I want to be in a really top car by 2010 at the latest,” he is quoted as saying by ITV-F1.com

Rosberg, son of 1982 world champion Keke, has been loyal to Williams despite mediocre results in recent seasons. He has been courted by McLaren in the past, and depending on Heikki Kovalainen’s performance in 2009, may be a possibility again for Woking in 2010.