Rosberg warns: Start winning or I'm leaving
Nico Rosberg has told Williams he could leave at the end of the season if they fail to give him a competitive car in 2009. The 23-year-old's contract expires this year and the son of Formula 1 star Keke Rosberg has made it clear he wanted to be challenging for the title sooner rather than later.
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He said: "For me this is a crucial year mainly because I want to have success in my sport. That's what I am racing for. I hope I have the car to have that this year, it's very possible.
"But if not then I will have to see because by 2010 I really want to be in a top car.
"I really wish it could be with Williams. That would be something special, to have success with such a great team would be a special feeling."
"I'm really focused on the beginning of the new season and getting the best out of the new car.
"It's a fascinating time with these new rules, there are so many things you need to understand.
"That's my main focus and we'll see about the rest but I'm confident they are going to give me a good car.
"I'm not impatient. I want to make the best of it and my time will come. Some drivers take longer than others to get to the top. You also need to be in the right car at the right moment and have a bit of luck.
"At the same time you have to show you are good enough to get a good car. My goal is clear and I am going to give it my all to get there as soon as possible."
"The Royal Bank of Scotland leaving has opened a lot of people's eyes and they are saying we are in trouble. I didn't know anything about it until this morning when I read it in the paper.
"The contract was ending in 2010 and wasn't going to be renewed so what's the problem? We have loads of time to look for new sponsors. It's a normal thing in F1, sponsors come and go.
"There will be a new sponsor's name on the car. It's unfortunate but it's not a huge concern. The team is very financially healthy at the moment and was before the rule changes came in."