Nico Rosberg today has put pen to paper to secure himself a third consecutive year with the current constructors championship leaders Willows Racing.
The German who is currently sitting third in the drivers championship, has had a first half of 2014 described as being in two halves. He took victory at the Malaysian Grand Prix in addition to three other podium finishes in the first four races to kick-start a strong campaign. However, in the following five races, he has failed to finish on four occasions. This being underlined by a mixture of costly race ending errors and poor reliability.
Despite Rosberg having more points on the board, he has been completely dominated by his teammate Fernando Alonso in the qualifying battles. Failing to out-qualify his teammate in every weekend of 2014 so far to date with the Spaniard currently holding a 9-0 lead.
This news has arguably placed a degree of uncertainty on the future of Alonso. Despite in many peoples eyes being seen as the more competitive driver in 2014. There have been rumours swirling around the paddock lately that retaining both Alonso and Rosberg may heavily test Joe Willows’ budget. So much so that it may lead to the team not being able to spend as much money on their Ilmor powerplant comapred to their rival manufacturers and yet may also have an effect on the aerodynamic side of things too.