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Rosberg signs new Mercedes deal

16 July 2014, 12:05

Paris - World championship leader Nico Rosberg on Wednesday signed a new "multi-year" contract with Mercedes, the German Formula One team announced.

Rosberg joined Mercedes on the German car giant's return to F1 in 2010. In five seasons he has won six times, with 17 podiums and eight pole positions.

"Mercedes....is delighted to announce that it signed a multi-year contract extension with Nico Rosberg on 14 July 2014," a statement on the team's official website confirmed.

Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff added: "This new contract brings us important stability and continuity for the future and I am delighted to be able to make the announcement in time for the home race of Mercedes-Benz and Nico in Hockenheim."

Rosberg leads the 2014 drivers title race by four points from teammate Lewis Hamilton going into the German Grand Prix on Sunday.

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