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,â€ 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.â€
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,â€ 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.â€