Nico Rosberg has refused to set out a target for his second year in formula one with the Williams team.
The 21-year-old German, who made a sensational debut at the Bahrain season opener, suffered later in 2006 as the Grove based team’s competitiveness and reliability tapered off.
“Sometimes experience in difficult circumstances is the best way to learn,” Rosberg – the son of 1982 world champion Keke Rosberg – told the Cologne based ‘Express’ newspaper.
Unlike his 2006 teammate Mark Webber, Rosberg will stay at the newly-Toyota powered Williams team next year, but he stopped short of predicting a better season.
He said: “Obviously everything depends on the car. This season we wanted to be the third-placed team and we ended up eighth, so it would be silly to make predictions before I even drive the new car.”
The ‘FW29′ will be unveiled in January, and Rosberg will be joined at the wheel by his new teammate, Williams’ 2006 test driver Alex Wurz.
Despite the difficult 2006, Nico says he is ‘very content’ with his first season on the grid.
He told the news agency Sport-Informations-Dienst: “My goal for this year was to earn a contract for the future, so that I can improve and start to move forward. I have achieved this absolutely.
“Naturally my expectations for next year are much higher.”