Brawn joins McLaren in bidding for Rosberg

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Nico Rosberg

(GMM) The championship-leading Brawn GP team has reportedly made an offer to the German driver Nico Rosberg for 2010.

But 24-year-old Rosberg, who currently drives for Williams but is eyeing a more competitive seat after four years with the British team, is more likely to become the first German to drive a works Mercedes since 1955, according to Bild newspaper.

McLaren-Mercedes wants to replace Lewis Hamilton's current teammate Heikki Kovalainen with Rosberg beginning next year, the German publication added.

"It looks good that I can go where I want to go. But I haven't decided yet," he is quoted as saying.

McLaren does have some competition for his services, however, with Bild saying both Williams as well as Brawn would also sign up the son of 1982 world champion Keke Rosberg in 2010.

He said at Spa-Francorchamps last weekend that he wants to have a contract for next year signed within the next few weeks, but Bild warned that his potential teammate Hamilton's father/manager Anthony "is not enthusiastic" about the move.

Bild said Rosberg would be the first German driver of a 'silver arrows' since Karl Kling in 1955.

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