Rosberg unfazed by mounting speculation

Thu, 6 September 2007, 07:59

Speculation surrounding Nico Rosberg’s bright future prospects in formula one continued to grow as the sport congregated on Thursday at Monza.

The German is under contract to Williams also for the 2008 season, but paddock whispers have him nonetheless linked with moves to Toyota, McLaren — even Ferrari, as an unlikely replacement for Felipe Massa, according to the newspaper Welt.

Rosberg on Thursday seemed unfazed by all the attention. “Speculation is always positive for a young driver,” he said. “It is unquestionably good if people talk about you.”

22-year-old Rosberg also does not seem particularly bothered that his Toyota-powered mount is momentarily not likely to propel him to the top of the podium.

“The people who are important for my future – such as the team bosses – know what they see; that I am doing a really good job this year,” he added.

Rosberg’s own boss, Sir Frank Williams, agrees.

He said: “If Nico sat in Hamilton’s McLaren instead of in my car, it would be he who is fighting for the championship title.

“The two of them are absolutely on the same level, and in the future will surely deliver some legendary duels.”

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