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Haug Confident Mercedes Are Moving Forward

Norberg Haug, Mercedes Benz’s motosport boss says he is happy with the teams progress and confident that they are making huge steps forward as the F1 circus moves to Round 3 at Malaysia next weekend.

The new team, born out of championship winners Brawn GP with star drivers Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg has scored points but not fought for wins thus far, and is clearly the 4th team behind Ferrari, Red Bull and McLaren.

However Haug says there is no trouble, and that the team needs a little more time to deliver quality.

“Yes [We are hitting our targets]. But why should I sit here and say no, we shall not fight for the title?” Haug said last night,

“That is our aim, that is our target. Hopefully we can make a big step, and the team is composed and working professionally together.

“I am not the loudspeaker here saying we are going to win the world title but of course, we want as many race wins, as many podiums and as many points as possible. Then hopefully we are in the hunt.

“Ask our competitors about it. I would be surprised if lots of them would say forget them [Mercedes GP], they are not good enough, they are not coming. They pay respect, like I do with the competitors.”

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