Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Like Lewis, Nico also a 'star' - Williams

Sir Frank Williams has described Nico Rosberg as a "star" who is in the same league as Formula One sensation Lewis Hamilton.
The eponymous principal and co-owner of the Grove based team also revealed in an interview with the specialist magazine Motorsport Aktuell that impressive Rosberg, now in his second year on the F1 gridin 2007, is already firmly under contract for next season."Nico is very, very fast," Williams added, explaining that Rosberg's talent is shining through even clearer this year because theToyota-powered squad "simply built a better car" than in 2006. Williams said: "Lewis is now considered as the brightest star of all,but things would not be so simple if he did not have a great car."If we ever give Nico a top car, he will be out the front as well."Toro Rosso co-owner Gerhard Berger, mean while, told Sport Bild that the attention of every team boss in pit lane has been drawn to Rosberg's driving in 2007. "Ferrari included," he quipped. In contrast, Williams' other driver, veteran Alex Wurz, has been usually behind his teammate at the wheel of the sister FW29, but Williams none the less praised his "enormous dedication". Talks about a new contract for the Austrian, however, will have to wait a bit longer, the team boss said.

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