Connect with us

Esteban Ocon

Rosberg didn’t want a longer contract – Wolff

Published

on

Rosberg didn't want a longer contract - Wolff

Rosberg didn’t want a longer contract – Wolff

Mercedes could be ready to look to the “next generation” of drivers by the time Nico Rosberg’s new two-year deal ends.

That was the claim on Friday of Toto Wolff, as he played down claims Mercedes may have made a mistake by setting up both Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton’s deals to both expire at the end of 2018.

“No, we try to look on the positive side,” team boss Wolff told German broadcaster Sky from Hungary.

“On the one hand you can say that we can lose both drivers at the same time, but on second thoughts it as an interesting possibility that opens up several options for us.

“Two years is anyway a long time in formula one, since there are results every weekend. On the other hand we must look towards the next generation.

“At the moment we have two of the best drivers. But what comes after that is not entirely clear,” Wolff added.

Clearly, Wolff is making a reference to Pascal Wehrlein and Mercedes’ other young charger, Esteban Ocon, who is currently on loan to Renault.

“Nico didn’t want a longer contract,” Wolff insisted. “We agreed that from the outset.

“He is at the height of his powers. We also don’t know what happens with the next generation.

“Some very good guys are developing but it is still too early to say whether they will be able to drive on that (Rosberg’s) level, so for us the two years contract period is just right,” he added.

Comments

Latest Results




Latest F1 News

2018 F156 mins ago

Max made brilliant P2, what a drive from P18 – Red Bull

Max Verstappen took a remarkable drive to second from 18th place on the grid at the United States Grand Prix,...

2018 F11 hour ago

Magnussen facing disqualification from US Grand Prix

Kevin Magnussen is facing disqualification from United States Grand Prix after it was detected that the Haas speedy exceeded the...

2018 F11 hour ago

Raikkonen troll Hamilton after US Grand Prix win?

Race winner Kimi Raikkonen and second podium finisher Max Verstappen, both asked Lewis Hamilton whether he had still become the...

2018 F13 hours ago

Raikkonen wins his first race in 2044 days by claiming US GP

Ferrari speedy Kimi Raikkonen wins US Grand Prix. Its ends his 113-race wait for a top podium. Lewis Hamilton finish...

2018 F19 hours ago

How can Lewis Hamilton win the fifth F1 title at the US Grand Prix

Mercedes speedy Lewis Hamilton took a big step near to sealing his fifth F1 world title after securing his Mercedes...

2018 F110 hours ago

Verstappen quiet over female-only series

Max Verstappen is keeping his mouth shut about the new female-only open wheeler category. When the ‘W Series’ concept was...

2018 F111 hours ago

The Grid: Starting line-up for 2018 US Grand Prix

Defending world champion, Lewis Hamilton secures the pole position at the U.S. Grand Prix with his nearest rival Sebastian Vettel...

2018 F113 hours ago

No Indycar season for McLaren, Alonso in 2019

McLaren has decided against entering a full-time team in the Indycar series for 2019. It coincides with related news that...

2018 F114 hours ago

Kubica not waiting long for Williams F1 decision

Robert Kubica has repeated his claim that he will not wait too long for Williams to make its decision about...

2018 F116 hours ago

Raikkonen move means ‘Sauber is now Ferrari’ – Ecclestone

Bernie Ecclestone has applauded Kimi Raikkonen’s move to Sauber. Raikkonen, 39, surprised the F1 world by signing up with the...




Most Popular

ThisisF1.com is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV, Formula One World Championship Ltd or any other organization or entity associated with the official Formula One governing organizations or their shareholders. Copyrighted material used under Fair Use/Fair Comment.

References
We could use the following leading F1 news sources for stories: SkyF1, BBC F1, Autosport, ESPN F1, FIA Media Center, MotorSport, JamesAllen and others leading authors blog.

All Rights Reserved © 2017 Prime Sport Media