Mercedes parts with motorsports chief Norbert Haug after 22 years
Norbert Haug, sport director of Mercedes Racing, attends a news conference held at a Mercedes showroom in Manama, Bahrain in this 2010 file photo. (AP / Gero Breloer)
The Associated Press
Published Thursday, December 13, 2012 9:28AM EST
STUTTGART, Germany -- Mercedes is parting with motorsports chief Norbert Haug this month after more than 22 years together.
The Formula One team says in a statement that Haug, who is also Daimler's vice-president, is ending his career "by mutual agreement" and that "preparations for the forthcoming season continue as planned."
Haug thanked the team for "tremendous achievements and wins. 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."
Mercedes won six F1 championships and 87 races since Haug took over on Oct. 1, 1990.