Stuck: Mercedes failure Brawn’s fault not Haug’s
17 December, 2012
After 22 years in the role, a span covering the famous German marque’s entire grand prix involvement in the modern era, Haug has resigned.
Niki Lauda, who arrived at Mercedes recently as non-executive chairman, said on Sunday that Haug resigned as a result of the team’s failure to succeed since taking over Brawn in 2010.
But Stuck, the president of Germany’s motor sport federation, defended Haug by saying: “The failures in F1 are solely attributable to Ross Brawn.
“The car was just not fast enough,” he told the Focus newsmagazine in its Monday edition.
“[Haug] was not the one who designed that car. He was the one who, after all those decades, made motor sport acceptable to Mercedes once again.”
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