German media convinced Rosberg will move to McLaren

UPDATE #2 See related news item.

09/08/09 McLaren chief Norbert Haug has confirmed that the team are in talks with Nico Rosberg regarding a race seat in 2010.

"Nico is a candidate with whom we are talking," Haug said in a telephone conference.

However, Haug insisted that the Woking-based outfit had not yet decided on their line up.

The 24-year-old, whose contract with Williams expires at the end of the season, has made no secret of the make that he is looking elsewhere for a drive, telling the German Press Agency that: "I have a preference and it's looking good, but there are several options." Planet F1

09/04/09 According to the German newspaper 'Bild', both McLaren Mercedes and Brawn GP are interested in the services of Williams driver Nico Rosberg for the 2010 season. During the Belgian Grand Prix weekend at Spa-Francorchamps, the young German himself said that he would like to have a contract signed for next year within the coming weeks.

McLaren has showed interest in Nico Rosberg for quite some time now and the rumors about a possible move of the German to the Woking-based outfit were only fuelled by the statement of Martin Whitmarsh about Heikki Kovalainen.

In august, Whitmarsh said: "We are not in active discussions with any other drivers at the moment, but it's true to say that we haven't confirmed our driver line-up for next year. A lot of us want to see Heikki get some good results this year and that will ensure that he remains with us."

Despite the interest of Williams and Brawn GP and the fact that Kovalainen scored points in the last four races, Bild is predicting that Rosberg will make a switch to McLaren in 2010.

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