user icon

Haug not ruling out F1 return as consultant

  • Published on 05 Jul 2013 14:31
  • comments 0
  • By: Rob Veenstra
Norbert Haug is not ruling out a return to formula one. After more than two decades in the role, Mercedes replaced the 60-year-old German for 2013 with new director Toto Wolff. With the 'test-gate' pain still fresh, Wolff said this week: "I take my hat off to Norbert, who did the job for 22 years."

Haug, however, said he has little intention of returning to the days of "150 days in the office and 150 days on the road" per year. But he also told German newspaper Bild: "I can imagine supporting or helping or advising a small private team."

Haug did not specify if he was referring to formula one, DTM or another series. He did, however, want to emphasise his role in Mercedes' current run of success in F1. "My successor Toto Wolff and Niki Lauda are doing a really good job, for sure," said the German.

But Haug also hinted that the old guard, including Michael Schumacher, might also be able to claim a slice of the glory. "The car was made by Ross Brawn and his team of engineers since the middle of last year, as success in formula one has a long lead time," said Haug. "For the Silver Arrows it was three years; for Red Bull it was five." (GMM)

Order the latest Mercedes merchandise here!

Replies (0)

Login to reply

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

Related news

Test calendar

Circuit de Catalunya - Winter testing

Circuit de Catalunya - Winter testing

See full test schedule

Give your opinion!

Will Bottas challenge Hamilton for the world championship in 2020?

World Championship standings 2020

Show full world champion standings

Team profile

Show full profile

Formula 1 Calendar - 2021

Date
Grand Prix
Circuit
-
Bahrain
26 - Mar 28
Bahrain
See full schedule

Formula 1 Calendar - 2021

Date
Grand Prix & Circuit
26 - Mar 28
See full schedule
show sidebar