Hans-Joachim Stuck says the Mercedes was just not fast enough
Dec.17 (GMM) Mercedes should not pin its failure to succeed as a Formula One works team on departing motor sport president Norbert Haug, according to Hans-Joachim Stuck.
After 22 years in the role, spanning the famous German marque's entire Grand Prix involvement in the modern era, Haug has resigned.
Niki Lauda, who arrived at Mercedes recently as non-executive chairman, said on Sunday that Haug resigned as a result of the team's failure to succeed since taking over Brawn in 2010.
"The car was just not fast enough," he told the Focus newsmagazine in its Monday edition.
"He (Haug) was not the one who designed that car. He was the one who, after all those decades, made motor sport acceptable to Mercedes once again."