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Mercedes set to announce Nico Rosberg - The Silver Arrows relaunch invites a German driver to the fold

Published by Christine

Reports suggest that Mercedes will be holding a press conference at some point this morning with the intent of announcing one of their 2010 drivers. It seems likely that person will be Nico Rosberg, but there is always room for a surprise!

Updated: Nico Rosberg has been confirmed as Mercedes GP's first driver for next year and will visit the team's factory on Wednesday. Speculation remains over who will partner Rosberg for the 2010 Season.

Nico is already raring to go and looking forward to racing in Bahrain:

I am really happy to be a part of the Silver Arrows re-launch in 2010 as a driver for Mercedes. No other brand in Formula 1 can look back on such a long and successful tradition in motor racing. I am very proud that I will now drive for the new Mercedes team and work with Ross Brawn. I am more motivated than ever and can hardly wait to start testing with the new Silver Arrow and for the first race of the new season at Bahrain on 14 March 2010.

And while Ross Brawn manages to avoid any reference to the Silver Arrows, he still manages to look backwards:

Nico is a great talent, and with four years of experience in Formula 1, is a driver who will be able to make a valuable contribution to our team right from the outset. I had the pleasure of working with his father Keke during his Formula One career and it is great to see Nico following in his footsteps.

No further driver announcements are expected today, but do let us know who you think will partner Rosberg in 2010.