Rosberg joins Mercedes

Mercedes Grand Prix have confirmed that Nico Rosberg will be racing for them in 2010. The news comes as little surprise to many in the F1 paddock, ever since the 24 year old announced that he would not be staying with the Williams team for the fifth year running.

“I am really happy to be a part of the Silver Arrows re-launch in 2010 as a driver for Mercedes,” Rosberg commented.

“No other brand in Formula 1 can look back on such a long and successful tradition in motor racing. I am very proud that I will now drive for the new Mercedes team and work with Ross Brawn.

“I am more motivated than ever and can hardly wait to start testing with the new Silver Arrow and for the first race of the new season at Bahrain in March.”

Mercedes have yet to confirm who will be Rosberg’s team-mate although it is widely anticipated that Nick Heidfeld will be taking up the second race seat within the team.