Tag Archive: Norbert Haug

Sep 04

Teammate war ‘valuable’ for F1, Mercedes – Haug

F1 should thank the warring Mercedes teammates for their spicy championship battle in 2014.

2014-05-04-0060 That is the view of Norbert Haug, the former Mercedes chief who is today removed from the stresses that his successors Toto Wolff, Paddy Lowe and Niki Lauda are facing as they manage the imploding relationship between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg. Read the rest of this entry »

May 06

Haug predicts ‘close duel’ for Mercedes duo

“Each of them has a good chance of dominating the rest of the season”

2014-05-04-0019 Former Mercedes chief Norbert Haug is predicting a “close duel” between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 29

Haas not ruling out Domenicali for F1 team

Stefano Domenicali could continue his formula one career with F1’s newest team.

Gene Haas portrait Gunther Steiner, a former Jaguar and Red Bull chief, is now heavily involved in the Haas Formula project, with Nascar team co-owner Gene Haas having secured a two-year license to enter formula one, beginning either in 2015 or 2016. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 21

Ricciardo beating Vettel ‘surprise of the season’

Team boss Christian Horner insists Vettel is simply yet to find the right “feel”

2014-04-20 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - China - Daniel Ricciardo (3) Upping the power of the RB10’s Renault ‘power unit’ is no longer the only problem at Red Bull. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 12

Haug returns to motor racing with DTM

Norbert Haug is returning to motor racing.

2012-07-21 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Norbert Haug 01 Having lost his role as Mercedes’ motor sport chief, the 61-year-old found a new job at a German company specialising in vehicle mobility for disabled people. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 12

Hill supports ‘double points’

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff said recently the fans’ adverse reaction

2013-06-08_0144 Damon Hill has counted himself out of the furore surrounding the new ‘double points’ innovation for 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 28

Haug doubts Mercedes can break Vettel dominance

Norbert Haug, the former Mercedes competition boss, has bad news for the hopeful German marque.

Norbert HaugTo now be headed by Paddy Lowe, Toto Wolff and Niki Lauda, Mercedes is bullish about its 2014 hopes, having finished second in 2013 to the runaway champion team, Red Bull. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 15

Vettel ‘walking it’ at top of F1 tree – Hamilton

Perhaps Vettel’s march to all-time records will stimulate their interest

Sebastian Vettel Corée - photo © J.F Galeron With Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull easing to the titles at a canter, the biggest remaining importance of 2013 is the lucrative battle for second in the constructors’ championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 11

Haug tips Mercedes to fight for 2014 title

“I think Mercedes will be very well positioned”

2013-07-07Beating Red Bull to the world championship will now be “virtually impossible” for rival teams, former Mercedes boss Norbert Haug admits. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 05

Tyre crisis deepens as drivers threaten boycott

The GPDA said it believes the entire problem has been “avoidable”

2013-06-30 - Britain - Pirelli (8)F1’s tyre-gate saga has taken another dramatic twist, as drivers formally threaten to boycott the German grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 04

Haug not ruling out F1 return

Norbert Haug is not ruling out a return to formula one

Norbert HaugAfter more than two decades in the role, Mercedes replaced the 60-year-old German for 2013 with new director Toto Wolff. Read the rest of this entry »

May 03

Brawn warns more changes could hurt Mercedes

“You must always look to improve … without damaging what you have”

Ross Brawn - Toto WolffRoss Brawn has warned Mercedes against making more big changes to the team that could result in a performance dip. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 22

Wolff replaces Mercedes’ departing CEO Nick Fry Mercedes AMG Petronas

Wolff replaces Mercedes’ departing CEO Nick Fry

2013-02-04 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - F1 W04 - Ross Brawn - Nick Fry - Lewis Hamilton - toto WolffThe Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One team today announced that Nick Fry, the team’s Chief Executive Officer, will step down from his current position at the beginning of April. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 13

New bosses not reason for Mercedes boost – experts

Mercedes’ new bosses are not responsible for the German marque’s apparently sudden speed boost.

2013-02-07 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Jerez - Ross Brawn - Toto Wolff 012013-02-07 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Jerez - Nico Rosberg - Lewis Hamilton 01That is the claim of former team driver Michael Schumacher, referring to the removal of Norbert Haug and the installation of new co-owners and chiefs Niki Lauda and Toto Wolff. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 11

Hamilton helping Mercedes shed old image – Wolff

Mercedes is bidding to shed its “conservative” image, new director and team co-owner Toto Wolff has revealed.

2013-03-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Barcelona - Lewis Hamilton 042013-03-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Barcelona - Lewis Hamilton 05Over the winter, it has been all change at the German team; swapping Michael Schumacher with Lewis Hamilton, Norbert Haug with Austrian Wolff and Niki Lauda, and soon set to push ahead with McLaren’s ex technical chief Paddy Lowe. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 24

Zetsche warns ‘no miracles’ for Mercedes in 2013

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche has played down expectations ahead of Mercedes’ fourth-consecutive season as a works formula one team.

Dieter Zetsche2013-02-07 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Jerez - 05The Brackley based team has made big changes for 2013; swapping Michael Schumacher for Lewis Hamilton, ousting Norbert Haug and installing Niki Lauda and Toto Wolff in upper management. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 07

Berger backs sweeping changes at Mercedes

Gerhard Berger has backed the recent sweeping management changes at Mercedes.

00731full84S05 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Teamince the end of the 2012 season, Norbert Haug has been ousted, Lewis Hamilton has taken Michael Schumacher’s place in the cockpit, and new chairman Niki Lauda has bought a 10 per cent stake in the Brackley based team. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 01

Ecclestone hints Mercedes can live without Brawn

Bernie Ecclestone has suggested Mercedes can cope without its current team boss Ross Brawn.

2012-11-15_00282012-11-15_0006It has been rumoured Briton Brawn could be pushed out of the Brackley based team altogether, or confined to a merely technical directorship, in the wake of the arrival of Austrian chiefs and shareholders Toto Wolff and Niki Lauda. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 28

New Mercedes boss Wolff starts work on Monday

Mercedes’ new recruit Toto Wolff has revealed he will be based at Brackley.

Toto Wolff05 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 TeamA new team shareholder and officially called executive director, 41-year-old Austrian Wolff is in essence replacing Norbert Haug, Mercedes’ long-time motor sport vice-president. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 22

Lowe to follow Hamilton to Mercedes – report

McLaren could be set to lose its technical director.

2012-06-09_00672013-01-21 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart - Lewis Hamilton (7)Germany’s Sport Bild is reporting that Paddy Lowe, who has been with the Woking based team for twenty years, is following Lewis Hamilton to Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 21

Toto Wolff to leave Williams Grand Prix Holdings PLC

Williams’ Wolff to succeed Haug at Mercedes

Williams Grand Prix Holdings logo2012-04-15 - Williams F1 - Chinese Grand Prix - Toto Wolff 01Williams Grand Prix Holdings PLC (WGPH, Ticker: WGF1) today announced that Toto Wolff, one of its Executive Directors, will be leaving the Company with immediate effect to take up a new role with Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Ltd. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 16

Mercedes must push for 2014 title – Zetsche

Dieter Zetsche, the chairman of the German marque’s parent Daimler, says Mercedes must be pushing for the world championship by 2014.

05 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 TeamMercedes AMG - photo - Mercedes AMGAdmitting that the appointments of Lewis Hamilton and Niki Lauda, and the departure of Norbert Haug, were because of Mercedes’ lack of recent success, he also acknowledged that the silver team will not be in a title-winning position this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 19

Haug admits Mercedes defeats led to F1 departure

Norbert Haug has admitted he is stepping down due to Mercedes’ lack of success as a works team since 2010.

2012-07-21 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Norbert Haug 01Mercedes AMG - photo - Mercedes AMGBut in an interview with Germany’s Bild daily, he denied reports he is being made a scapegoat. “No, I’m not,” said Haug, who served as the German marque’s motor sport vice president for more than two decades. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 18

Berger could be candidate to replace Haug – report

Gerhard Berger could be a candidate to replace Mercedes-Benz’s departing head of motor sport Norbert Haug.

00801full3282010-02 -04 - Norbert HaugThat is the claim of the Swiss magazine Speed Week, specifically naming the former Ferrari and McLaren driver as potentially in the running for Haug’s job. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 18

Schumacher flags possibility of ‘small belly’

Michael Schumacher has admitted his fitness could slip now that he is returning to retirement.

2012-11-18_00062012-11-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Michael Schumacher 04But the great seven time world champion, who after almost two decades on the F1 grid is now retiring for a second time, told his fans not to worry about him. “Why would anyone worry what Michael Schumacher is going to do when he stops?” the 43-year-old is quoted by RTL. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 17

Haug felt responsible for Mercedes failure – Lauda

Norbert Haug fell on his sword due to Mercedes’ failure to succeed in its first three years, Niki Lauda has confirmed.

2012-06-10_05132012-07-21 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Norbert Haug 01Following last week’s shock news, many sensed the new non-executive chairman Lauda’s influence when it was announced that Haug is stepping down after 22 years in charge at the German marque. But the great Austrian insists he was as surprised as anyone. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 17

Hamilton has started work at Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton has already started work at Mercedes.

Mercedes AMG - photo - Mercedes AMG2012-11-03 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Abu Dhabi - Lewis Hamilton 19Britain’s Sun newspaper said that although the 2008 world champion remains under contract to McLaren for two more weeks, a “deal” has been agreed whereby the 27-year-old can at least meet his new engineers. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 17

Mercedes ‘too late’ to poach boss Horner – Marko

“Horner has extended his contract with us last week, by several years.”

2012-09-22 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Singapore 022012-08-31 - Red Bull Racing - Belgium 99004 - Christian Horner - Dr Helmut MarkoRed Bull has extended its contract with team boss Christian Horner, the energy drink company’s motor sport chief Dr Helmut Marko has claimed. The news follows speculation at the weekend that, in the wake of Norbert Haug’s shock departure at Mercedes, the German marque had targeted Briton Horner as a potential successor. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 17

Mercedes failure Brawn’s fault, not Haug’s – Stuck

“The car was just not fast enough”

Hans Stuck VICI2012-11-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Michael Schumacher 05Mercedes should not pin its failure to succeed as a formula one works team on departing motor sport president Norbert Haug, according to Hans-Joachim Stuck. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 14

Haug denies Lauda pushed for F1 axe

Norbert Haug has denied Niki Lauda played a decisive role in his departure as Mercedes’ motor sport boss.

2012-06-10_05122010-02 -04 - Norbert HaugWhen it was announced on Thursday that, after 22 years, 60-year-old Haug will not be with the German marque in 2013, some sensed the hand of Mercedes’ new non-executive chairman, triple world champion and Austrian great Lauda. Read the rest of this entry »

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