F1 » Mercedes: Brawn to determine driver status in F1 2010

Daimler AG chairman Dieter Zetsche has confirmed that Ross Brawn will be at liberty to decide as to whether there is a hierarchy between Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg at Mercedes Grand Prix in F1 2010

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January 18, 2010 10:10 AM

Poor Nico. Brawn and Mercedes will make Schumacher the number one driver, and Rosberg will get sidelined. They'll keep him on only until they can sign Vettel. Johnson, I await your input......

Luke - Unregistered

January 18, 2010 10:35 AM

ahhhhhh come on ... If schumie was #1 all the other years and his team mates were shafted, not allowed to race Schumie ... what's the problem. All you need in F1 is internal team orders. Who needs a decent chassis or motor to win a title. Team orders is all thats required... and the title is yours!!! That's after all how Schumie won ALL the other titles. Reason he's been the runner up on so many others seasons, just team orders. Surprised why other teams haven't tried this secret receipt :?
So it's settled then! MS is # 1 @ Merc therefore 2010, 2011 and 2012 World champ too. :p

decko - Unregistered

January 18, 2010 10:39 AM

Nico, you'll be No 2 in the pits mate, but its out on the track that matters, best thing to do is whip the old guys erse early on.

Brawn will come out and say that both are equal although, we are not stupid and we will know better

Luke - Unregistered

January 18, 2010 10:41 AM

All Nico has to is beat Michael and he'll be number 1 in the team. Strange thought that Schumie's already got
a communications understanding with his race engineers.
He's not resting on the 7 titles of past .. he's going for the new challenge... #8.
Oh and already has the respect of Dieter Zetsche.. Off to a great start for 2010 in my books anyway. :)

Alan - Unregistered

January 18, 2010 11:04 AM

Has anyone told Ross Brawn that team orders are banned in F1 and if you fix races like Flavio did then you'll be banned?, this guy just doesnt care. i'd love to see Rosberg ignore whatever order he is given to pull over for Michael.

cknopp - Unregistered

January 18, 2010 11:12 AM

It will not be team orders, just Nico's "anti-stall" will kick in on 80% of the GP starts!

I cannot see Brawn outright saying Schumacher is #1, the media would fry him! And those that are already talking about Brawn getting banned for team orders should wait to see what actually happens... It isn't as if this story even included a quote by Brawn...

If one of the MercGP drivers is in a points position to challenge for a title, I believe that driver will be supported, regardless what their last name is. It would be idiocy to ruin the opportunity for Rosberg just because he may score more than Schumacher, and I don't think Ross Brawn is an idiot.

Confused F1 fan - Unregistered

January 18, 2010 11:36 AM

It will not be team orders, just Nico's "anti-stall" will kick in on 80% of the GP starts!

ahhhhhh so Brawn and Merc will sabotage their own team. Wow :-o Schumie is really Powerful!!!

I thought it was a team sport where the drivers help the team to Constructors and Team assist the drivers to the Drivers championship.... at least the with the best mathematical change that contender gets the full support of team and the other driver. What about drivers on a different strategy? Unheard of..
F1 is actually Schumie1 !!! Ok well thanks for the enlightenment .... there! Merc is actually Schumies team. He orders MERC around... Really are worried about this driver aren't you. :D

Taz - Unregistered

January 18, 2010 11:52 AM

Having raced Johnson at Catalunya last week on Forza motorsport 3 I can confirm he's a Schumacher man through and through. Drove me of the track umpteen times :p

Alan - Unregistered

January 18, 2010 11:54 AM

Can i just remind people back to hungary last year when parts of Barrichellos suspension were flying off and hitting people in the head for no apparent reason, at that stage of the season button was not winning races anymore and brawn had to do something to bring home a champion, so he did what he and the others did all the time at ferrari, they sacrificed one drivers season for another.

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