Rosberg to stay at Williams

Nico Rosberg has signed a new two-year contract with Williams, ending speculation that the young driver would be partnering Lewis Hamilton at McLaren in 2008.

“I am delighter about having two more years with Williams,” Rosberg said. “Williams made me a much improved offer and I decided to accept it. I am now the number one driver in the team.”

Rosberg will be partnering last season s test driver, Kazuki Nakajima who took over from Alex Wurz towards the tail end of the 2007 season.

“Of course I could have imagined myself at McLaren, just as I could have imagined being at Ferrari,” Rosberg continued. “Every driver wants to be in a winning car and to win races I am no different. I race for success. But I feel I have to be patient, like most people.

“There are only a few exceptions like Lewis who can have immediate success. Mike Hakkinen had to wait six years for a first win.”