Dec.13 (GMM) Norbert Haug is leaving his role as Mercedes' motor sport chief "by mutal agreement" at the end of this month.
A statement issued by the German carmaker said that, after his more than two decades in the role, the 60-year-old's contract is ending."Preparations for the forthcoming season continue as planned," Thursday's announcement read.The statement did not give a reason for Haug's sudden departure, or who might replace him.But in late September, triple world champion Niki Lauda joined the board of Mercedes' Brackley based works F1 team as non-executive chairman.The great Austrian said recently: "(Team boss) Ross (Brawn) has not been in danger and he never will be. He's the boss."I'm just the head of the supervisory board. I just have to look at everything and ask 'What are the strengths, what are the weaknesses?'"
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