Ecclestone has high expectations for Mercedes

Bernie Ecclestone (GBR) CEO Formula One Group (FOM) and Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren. Formula One World Championship, Rd19 United States Grand Prix, Preparations, Austin, Texas, 15 November 2012.F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone has high expectations for Mercedes in 2013, as the team now has Lewis Hamilton alongside Nico Rosberg in its line-up and a whole new senior management structure.

“I expect Mercedes to be much stronger. Lewis will be a contender, and if Mercedes are good then Nico [Rosberg] will also have a chance,” Ecclestone told the Salzburger Nachrichten newspaper.

“I would be disappointed if Mercedes wouldn’t be high up there,” he added.

A strong Mercedes team would see the balance of power at the top of Formula One widen, with Red Bull the team to beat, while Ferrari and McLaren continue as favourites, with Lotus and possibly Mercedes pretenders to the throne. (GP247)

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  • fools

    yeah all of a sudden huh Bernie? less then 2months ago you were hating the fact and almost in shock that Hamilton made the move, Now u have high expectations huh?

    I hope Hamilton does well. He gets bad press way to much.

  • Durptron5000

    Nice underhanded blow at Nico. Mercedes wouldn’t be even in a position of being close to the top dogs without Nico. If it was only Schumis performances and another driver, the Mercedes operation may have well lost funding by now.

  • Hawk

    Bernie was one of the architects behind Lewis move.