MERCEDES GP PETRONAS is delighted to confirm that the team and Nico
Rosberg have agreed a multi-year contract extension to include the 2013
season and beyond.

Since joining MERCEDES GP PETRONAS for the 2010 season, Nico has
achieved three podiums, scored 217 points and demonstrated that he
belongs to the top group of drivers currently racing in Formula One.

Nico Rosberg said: “I am very excited to have extended my contract with
the MERCEDES GP PETRONAS team. To win in a Silver Arrow will be one of
the highlights of my life so far, and I greatly enjoy helping to lead
our team in our quest to become the best in Formula One. I have every
confidence that the team will provide me with a winning car, and that we
will be able to contribute to the fantastic racing heritage of the
Silver Arrows. I look forward to great times in the years ahead with the
Mercedes-Benz family.”

Ross Brawn, Team Principal, MERCEDES GP PETRONAS commented: “We are
delighted to have extended our contract with Nico as we know that he is
a driver who can win races and championships. Nico has performed
exceptionally well for our Silver Arrows team over the past two seasons,
achieving results at the very limit of the technical capabilities of our
current car. He has an excellent work ethic and, together with Michael,
this gives us a driver pairing who consistently push the team to improve
and progress. As we continue to strengthen our team for the future, we
look forward to providing Nico with a car which will enable him to
compete right at the front of the field and achieve his deserved first
win in Formula One.”

Norbert Haug, Vice-President of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport said: “Nico and
MERCEDES GP PETRONAS have the same targets, he loves to work with our
team and we are fully committed to a long and successful future
together. I very much appreciate Nico’s total dedication and his
precision. He is certainly one of the quickest, most talented and most
consistent drivers in the field, and his level of professionalism is
second to none. We will work very hard to improve our technical package,
in order to give our drivers the car to deliver the results they
deserve. In Michael, Nico has the most successful racing driver in the
history of the sport as his team-mate, which is a perfect combination
for him as well as for our team. We all rate Nico very highly and we are
looking forward to a long co-operation full of hard work, which will
deliver great success for Nico and MERCEDES GP PETRONAS.”

For 2012, MERCEDES GP PETRONAS will enjoy stability in its driver
line-up for a third consecutive season, with Nico driving alongside
compatriot Michael Schumacher.