Last Thursday Norbert Haug announced that exiting from the Mercedes motorsport, and recently he admitted that the quit due to the engine making team disappointing performance.
Norbert Haug’s 22-year reign as head of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport is to draw to a close at the end of this season. GPupdate.net reported that, he to German news agency SID, and explained in more detail the reasoning behind what he described as a ‘mutual’ decision by all parties involved.
“There is always somebody who has to accept the overall responsibility,” he told the SID agency.
“We have had our successes in the past three years, of course, but not consistently enough – so a direction had to be set and a marker laid down.
“I got together with the Board after the season and we sought an amicable solution; we found it, and the talks were as fair as they have always been in the last 22 years.”
Lewis Hamilton to replace Michael Schumacher for 2013 Mercedes and Niki Lauda joining as non-executive chairman. Lauda will take on some of the roles formerly filled by Haug; the latter insisted this is not one of the reasons of his exit.
“It is a decision the board and I reached jointly, Niki had absolutely nothing to do with it,” he added.
“We get on and respect each other just like we have done for many years and that is not about to change.”