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Norbert Haug to leave Mercedes-Benz motorsport

by Niharika Ghorpade Photos:DPPI Posted on 13 Dec 2012 329 Views

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Mercedes-Benz motorsport chief Norbert Haug to quit by December end


Norbert Haug Head of Motorsports
Mercedes Benz

 

 

Norbert Haug will step down as Head of Motorsport at Mercedes-Benz by the end of December 2012, after over 22 years at its helm. He was also vice president of Daimler AG. Haug turned 60 this year, and his contract ends by mutual agreement with the Board of Management. 

 

He took charge as Head of Motorsport at Mercedes-Benz on October 1, 1990. During his tenure the team has won six Formula One championship titles, and won 87 Grands Prix. It also won 60 per cent of all DTM titles and 54 per cent of DTM races. 

 

Haug said, “Since 1991, we had tremendous achievements and wins, for which I want to thank all of my colleagues. Unfortunately, with one victory in 2012 since founding our own Formula One works team in 2010, we couldn't fulfil our own expectations. However, we have taken the right steps to be successful in the future. Our team and our drivers will do everything to achieve these goals.”

 

 

Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of Daimler AG and Head of
Mercedes-Benz Cars

 

 

Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, said, “Norbert Haug was the face of the Mercedes-Benz Motorsport programme for more than 20 years. He put his stamp on a whole era and, as a highlight, he was responsible for the successful comeback of the Silver Arrows to Formula 1. In the name of the board of management and the whole motorsport family, I would like to thank Norbert for his extraordinary commitment to the three-pointed star.”

 

Mercedes-Benz competed in 986 races in Formula One, Champ Car, GT, Group C, Formula 3 and won 439 of them during Norbert Haug’s tenure. 

 

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