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Haug: `Bernd is a cool fighter`.

Vice President of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport Norbert Haug left the EuroSpeedway Lausitz with a Mercedes driver claiming a second win in as many races and third place on the podium.

"Congratulations to Bernd Schneider and the HWA team on this victory," said a happy Haug. "It was close, but Bernd was a cool fighter and had it under control. Both brands had a chance to win today, but with several cars on the same level of performance we were a bit better."

Haug shed some light of the battle between Mika Hakkinen and teammate Jamie Green, feeling the Leicestershire driver was a little forceful as he passed Hakkinen with six laps left in the race. Haug felt it just that Hakkinen was able to retake his podium place from Green with the finish line in sight.

"Jamie Green had a good speed from pole position, however he was a little bit too impetuous when he passed Mika," admitted Haug, "and this justified that both drivers changed positions again on the last lap as a compensation."


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Mika Hakkinen (HWA) with Mercedes-Benz motorsport boss Norbert Haug
Bernd Schneider -  Vodafone AMG Mercedes-Benz   [pic credit: DTM media]
Jamie Green - Audi RS5 DTM [pic credit: DTM Media]
12 Jamie Green (GB), Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline, Audi RS 5 DTM, 7 Augusto Farfus (BR), BMW Team RBM, BMW M3 DTM, 19 Mike Rockenfeller (D), Audi Sport Team Phoenix, Audi RS 5 DTM in parc ferme after the race at Motorsport Arena Oschersleben on Sunday September 15, 2013. (Photo Credit: DTM Media)
7 Augusto Farfus (BR), BMW Team RBM, BMW M3 DTM, 12 Jamie Green (GB), Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline, Audi RS 5 DTM, 1 Bruno Spengler (CDN), BMW Team Schnitzer, BMW M3 DTM race at Motorsport Arena Oschersleben on Sunday September 15, 2013. (Photo Credit: DTM Media)
12 Jamie Green (GB), Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline, Audi RS 5 DTM at Motorsport Arena Oschersleben on Saturday September 14, 2013. (Photo Credit: DTM Media)
12 Jamie Green (GB), Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline, Audi RS 5 DTM, 1 Bruno Spengler (CDN), BMW Team Schnitzer, BMW M3 DTM, 7 Augusto Farfus (BR), BMW Team RBM, BMW M3 DTM after qualifying at Motorsport Arena Oschersleben on Saturday September 14, 2013. (Photo Credit: DTM Media)
11 Mattias Ekström (S), Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline, Audi RS 5 DTM (Photo Credit: DTM Media)
3 Gary Paffett (GB), HWA, DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupé (Photo Credit: DTM)
3 Gary Paffett (GB), HWA, DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupé (Photo Credit: DTM)
3 Gary Paffett (GB), HWA, DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupé (Photo Credit: DTM)
3 Gary Paffett (GB), HWA, DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupé (Photo Credit: DTM)
3 Gary Paffett (GB), HWA, DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupé (Photo Credit: DTM)
3 Gary Paffett (GB), HWA, DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupé (Photo Credit: DTM)
3 Gary Paffett (GB), HWA, DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupé (Photo Credit: DTM)
3 Gary Paffett (GB), HWA, DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupé (Photo Credit: DTM)
Start of the race at the Lausitzring. (Photo Credit: DTM)
9 Christian Vietoris (D), HWA, DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupé (Photo Credit: DTM)

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