Rosberg offered three-year deal with Mercedes GP

Nico Rosberg has been offered a new contract to keep him at Mercedes GP for at least four more years according to Bild am Sonntag.

Negotiations between the F1 team and the 26-year-old driver are “ongoing”.

The German marque’s Norbert Haug said: “Nico and Mercedes are interested in a very long term cooperation.”

Rosberg’s current contract runs until the end of next year. He says he is sure Mercedes will soon build him a winning car.

“When I see what’s happening in the factory, I’m very confident,” said the German.

Should Rosberg accept Mercedes’ new offer, he would therefore not be available to switch to Ferrari or Red Bull when Felipe Massa and Mark Webber’s current deals expire.

His teammate Michael Schumacher’s contract also runs out next year.

The seven time world champion told Kleine Zeitung newspaper at Monza: “I will definitely be here next year, then we will see what happens.”