Haug finds a new job very different to Formula 1

Norbert Haug

Norbert Haug

Earlier this week, former Mercedes motorsport chief Norbert Haug said on German television that he had “found a new challenge”.

On Thursday, it became clear what the challenge entails.

The 60-year-old, who for two decades was Mercedes’ motor sport vice-president until he was replaced by Toto Wolff, has joined Paravan Technology Group.

Paravan is a German company specialising in vehicle mobility for disabled people.

Haug will coordinate the “future strategic development” of the wheelchair company, it was announced. (GMM)

  • TarasT

    Maybe Norbert can hook up Frank Williams when he’s in the market for his next wheelchair.

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  • captain tortuga

    @ Taras T : that’s not funny… but it is humour! :D lol

  • Spartacus

    F1 lost something special when Haug left it. There was little doubt he did more for the sport than many. Not just for up and coming drivers, but for teams too with the Merc engine.

    Although wheelchairs and mobility scooters? Having had to look at them for a relative they really need someone with an engineering background to improve them; take the weight off them. For that perhaps Haug is the ideal choice. Assuming Newey isn’t available.

  • phil

    @TarasT hahahahahahahaha..

  • The Pessimist

    Bernie is growing old too, he too will need a wheel chair powered by the new V6 Turbo that Honda showcased quite recently. Norbert you’ve got an opportunity to be back in Formula One if you get this right for Bernie mate.