Former long time boss of Mercedes Motorsport Norbert Haug believes that Mercedes is capable of dethroning Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull from the top step of the Formula 1 perch this year.
Haug told SID news agency, “It would not surprise me if the [Formula 1] title ends up in Stuttgart this year.”
The 61 year old revealed that “the plan from the outset” was to give Lewis Hamilton or Nico Rosberg a realistic shot at the title this season.
“The Mercedes works team is now in its fifth year..Red Bull took five years to get their first victory.
“The new engine, which has been introduced in this season, has been a step-by-step work in progress for the past five years too,” revealed Haug who now works for Paravan Technology Group, which specialises in vehicle mobility for disabled people. (GP247)
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