F1 » McLaren engineer reshuffle to make Button feel at home


McLaren managing director Jonathan Neale explains the motives behind an engineering reshuffle at Woking in an effort to ensure absolute parity between drivers Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button in F1 2010

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rob01

January 12, 2010 6:31 PM

With Merc out of the way things should go in a much better direction for McL. Good showing on McL's part. And it goes to show you that Jenson left Brawn/Merc for good reasons. At Merc he was expected to find his on money for the ride.

rob01

January 12, 2010 6:37 PM
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GO read the article. It is on planetf1 dot com. Haug said that the sponsors are paying MS and Nico. NO MONEY from Merc has been given or promised. Not my words. They are Haug's. I'll be nicer if you try to be smarter.
MS and Nico are BOTH PAYDRIVERS.

blzbub

January 12, 2010 7:15 PM

either lewis hamilton wont be happy and go crying to team principle anthony hamilton to get it sorted, or jenson button wont be happy and vanish off the radar during race weekends b4 announcing mid-season that he's going to williams, these two could give us one of the biggest b1tchfest's ever. . . roll on march!

richard

January 12, 2010 7:16 PM

rob, i think that the comments are just word play by haug. any business needs to log all income and expenditure. he probably means that schumi will brinng new sponsors, worth at least 7m, so technically merc are not paying ther drivers. but at the end of the day, it will be haugs signature at the bottom of the monthly cheque.
haug says what he wants to say. he claims that schumi talks went on for 6 months, whereas schumi and brawn have both denied that. who d you believe?

rob01

January 12, 2010 7:23 PM

He also revealed that, unlike at McLaren where Mercedes contributed half of the cost of driver salaries, the company is not paying the retainers of Schumacher and team-mate Nico Rosberg.

In our F1 team, the drivers salary comes only from our sponsor partners and the commercial rights holder FOM, not from Mercedes-Benz,he insisted

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