Formula One

       === Rosberg signs multi-year contract extension with Mercedes ===
 London,  England (  - Mercedes  confirmed on  Wednesday that
 driver  Nico Rosberg  has signed a multi-year contract extension with the team
 in Formula One.
 Rosberg,  a 29-year-old  German, has been with Mercedes since the start of the
 2010  season.  All six of his  grand prix wins  and eight pole positions in F1
 have  come  with  the  team.  Rosberg  is the  current  leader  in  the  world
 championship  point  standings. He  has scored three  victories and four poles
 this season.
 "As  a German, the  heritage of Mercedes-Benz is very special for me, and I am
 proud  to be  able to represent the  best car brand around the world," Rosberg
 said in a team statement. "It has been a difficult road to get to where we are
 now,  but  everybody kept believing. And  thanks to the fantastic support from
 Mercedes-Benz, we are now leading the way in F1.
 "There  has been big progress during the past year, building up our structure,
 management  and capability  for the future. We  have an awesome team, and I am
 confident  that we have  the right people in place at every level. I'm looking
 forward to the next years together, when we will keep pushing to win even more
 races and hopefully championships."
 Rosberg's  contract extension comes before his home grand prix in Germany this
 weekend.  Sunday's 67-lap  German  Grand  Prix is  being  held in  Hockenheim.
 Rosberg  enters  this race with  just a four-point advantage over second-place
 and teammate Lewis Hamilton, who won the British Grand Prix last week.
 "With  his  performances in 2014,  Nico has  demonstrated to the outside world
 what  we knew already in  the team - that he is one of the very top drivers in
 Formula  One,"  Toto Wolff, head  of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport, said. "This new
 contract  brings us important stability and continuity for the future and I am
 delighted  to  be able to make  the announcement in  time for the home race of
 Mercedes-Benz and Nico in Hockenheim."
 07/16 10:58:37 ET

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