F1 »

Haug fails to play down Schumacher talk

Norbert Haug does nothing to quell speculation linking Michael Schumacher to a drive with the Mercedes Grand Prix team
Mercedes motorsport chief Norbert Haug has done little to quell talk that Michael Schumacher is being lined up for a possible return to F1 with the Mercedes GP team.

Rumours persist that the seven-time champion is wanted by Mercedes following its takeover of the Brawn GP outfit, despite Ross Brawn – who worked with the German at both Benetton and Ferrari – stating that he felt Schumacher had 'no ambitions' for a return [ see separate story HERE].

However, given the chance to end the rumours at a press conference to announce the arrival of Nico Rosberg to the Mercedes team, Haug simply replied that you 'can't say anything categorically in F1'.

“When will you ever say categorically anything in F1?” he was quoted by Autoweek. “I think Ross made it quite clear, I think Nick [Fry] pointed it out. I really have nothing to add, and that's why we live with probably ongoing speculation.

“I'm sure that we have a very, very strong driver in Nico, and we will have another driver--and I specifically am not saying a second driver--we want to have the same basis for the drivers. Let's just wait and see a little bit.

“Last Monday's was a very good story, Nico's story is a very good story, and hopefully we can deliver a third one [next]. That's in our interest, that's in your interest. It is mainly in the interests of F1, because F1 needs some positive news right now, and hopefully we can help to create this news.”

Haug's comments come on the back of further fuel being added to the rumours by Schumacher's agent Willi Weber, who revealed that talks between the most successful driver in F1 history and Mercedes have taken place.

“I know that Michael spoke with [Daimler CEO] Dieter Zetsche and Norbert Haug at the season finale in Abu Dhabi,” he told the Guardian.



Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Michael Schumacher, Ferrari   ING Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix Rd 1 World F1 Championship Albert Park Melbourne  Vic
Michael Andretti drives the MP4/8 in the 1993 San Marino Grand Prix
Pascal Wehrlein (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W05 Reserve Driver.
26.11.2014.
Pascal Wehrlein (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W05 Reserve Driver.
26.11.2014.
Pascal Wehrlein (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W05 Reserve Driver.
26.11.2014.
Pascal Wehrlein (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W05 Reserve Driver.
26.11.2014.
Pascal Wehrlein (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W05 Reserve Driver.
26.11.2014.
Pascal Wehrlein (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W05 Reserve Driver.
26.11.2014.
Pascal Wehrlein (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W05 Reserve Driver.
26.11.2014.
Pascal Wehrlein (GER), Mercedes AMG F1 Team 
26.11.2014.
Pascal Wehrlein (GER), Mercedes AMG F1 Team 
26.11.2014.
Pascal Wehrlein (GER), Mercedes AMG F1 Team 
26.11.2014.
Pascal Wehrlein (GER), Mercedes AMG F1 Team 
26.11.2014.
Pascal Wehrlein (GER), Mercedes AMG F1 Team 
26.11.2014.
Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W05.
25.11.2014.
Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W05.
25.11.2014.
Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W05.
25.11.2014.
Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W05.
25.11.2014.

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.


JohnsonsEvilTwin

December 02, 2009 12:27 AM

No you descend from a nation dominated by the english. highest alcohol abuse in europe, highest heroin addiction in western europe, and amongst the top three for illiteracy. Also how is it theft when there were no incumbants or owners? As for indigenous, your ancestry is from scandanavia, I guess the Vikings asked to live with the locals when they arrived?lol As for Fanboyism, Where is my honda fanboyism? as im a greater fan of them than iam of Merc. Guess that slipped through eh? And your demographic is truly too low to classify, particularly when you criticise people for being born in a specific country. You dont even know Mandela has murdered, did you? tut tut Careful now



© 1999 - 2014 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.