Norbert Haug is to leave Mercedes after more than 20 years in his role as the company’s head of motorsport. In that period Haug oversaw the company’s involvement in F1, sports cars, DTM, Champ Car and Formula 3.
“Norbert was the face of the Mercedes-Benz Motorsport programme for more than 20 years,” said Dieter Zetsche, head of Mercedes-Benz Cars and CEO of Daimler AG. “For me, he put his stamp on a whole era and, as a highlight, he was responsible for the successful comeback of the Silver Arrows to Formula 1.
Under Haug, Mercedes-Benz won six F1 world titles and 87 grands prix, most of them with McLaren.