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Nico Rosberg wants Hockenheim win to end perfect week

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Nico Rosberg signed a multi-year contract extension with the German giant Mercedes as he currently leads the Drivers' Championship and could claim a home ground win this weekend to finish off well his glorious week.

Rosberg will stay with his country's world-class car brand Mercedes for two more years, and that has just made his week more exceptional.

"I am very proud to drive the Formula 1 Silver Arrow of the modern era,” Rosberg said to Sky Spots.

“As a German, the heritage of Mercedes-Benz is very special for me, and I am proud to be able to represent the best car brand around the world. It has been a difficult road to get to where we are now - but everybody kept believing and, thanks to the fantastic support from Mercedes-Benz, we are now leading the way in F1.

“There has been big progress during the past year, building up our structure, management and capability for the future. We have an awesome team and I am confident that we have the right people in place at every level. I'm looking forward to the next years together, when we will keep pushing to win even more races - and, hopefully, championships."

Best week

It was probably his best memorable week ever before he signed a contract extension. But it was just the perfect time for the German as he got married; Germany won the 2014 World Cup in Brazil - Germany's first win since the reunification of the country - and he is currently leading the championship. What else may he ask more...

Not quite yet

But for Rosberg it is not a perfect week, yet. The Mercedes driver wants to be victorious at Hockenheimring to keep his top table place safe from team-mate Lewis Hamilton, who is just four point behind.

It would be also a sort of revenge for the German driver as a heart breaking retirement in the British Grand Prix left him grass parked with 22 laps remaining, after was leading the race.It could have been, surely, another victory for Rosberg - his fourth of the season if he would have left Hamilton behind and not cruising passed him.

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And a breathless objection from FIFA, football’s world governing body, forced Rosberg to change the design of the commemorative crash Helmet he was planning to wear at his home German Grand Prix.

He will finally wear a redraft version of the Helmet, which the FIFA Word Cup trophy does not appear on. Only four starts and the German flag will celebrate the World Cup at the Grand Prix.

Big future

Rosberg raced with Williams between 2006 and 2009 and joined Mercedes GP when the German's brand came back in Formula One in 2010, after Brawn GP was bought and re-branded.

He was named first driver for Mercedes even though septuple World Champion Michael Schumacher joined the garage as his teammate.

Nevertheless, Rosberg was very competitive at the time as he successfully out-race the top German, Schumacher, at most GP to finish seventh, two places above Schumacher.

Rosberg had just made his name at the very top and everyone could see a promising future for the German driver. Four years later, Rosberg is still racing for Mercedes and just signed a multi-year contract extension with Mercedes. A home win would bring an end to a perfect week for the talented athlete.

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