Williams determined to keep Nico Rosberg for 2008 season 

Written by David on October 25th, 2007 at 12:21 pmLast Update: October 25th, 2007 at 12:21 pm

Nico RosbergFrank Williams has advised his McLaren counterpart Ron Dennis against even trying to put Nico Rosberg in a Mercedes-powered MP4-23 next year. “Ron Dennis does not even have to try,” the Grove based team’s co-owner and principal told the German magazine Auto Motor und Sport. “Nico is not for sale.”

Williams’ latest comments follow Mercedes competition director Norbert Haug’s revelation that McLaren chiefs are now knuckling down to determine the team’s 2008 driver line-up. The openly uncomfortable Fernando Alonso has an ongoing contract, but Haug told Bild-Zeitung on Thursday that the team is currently ‘discussing internally’ the driver question.

And the German told RTL in Brazil last weekend: “Nico is a very impressive driver, who has in the last two years at Williams learned an awful lot.” Rosberg, meanwhile, was not entertaining the McLaren rumors at Interlagos. “I am happy where I am,” he insisted. “Here I have the opportunity to grow with a great team.” He finished a career best 4th last Sunday, and commented: “I am super happy with how this season has ended. “Our goal for next year must be to move even closer to BMW.”

source: GMM

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