Mercedes will make a ??big step?? in 2011 ?ǣ Haug

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Norbert Haug expects Mercedes to perform better in 2011.

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Rosberg: Mercedes GP will succeed (Crash)

Norbert Haug: “We have a fantastic crew, fantastic people and we are going to make a big step.”

Mosley admits Ferrari backing weakened his resolve (ESPN)

“My plan was to go through with [the budget cap] with the other teams, with Ferrari threatening to withdraw. I would have chanced it because we all know they wouldn’t really have gone. But then came the affair with the [News of the World] newspaper. Ferrari was the only team that stayed loyal, so I couldn’t really do something like that to them.”

Comment of the day

Voting is still open for who you thought was the best driver of 2010. Here’s Bosyber’s pick:

I voted for Hamilton in the end. It was close between him and Alonso, but I sat yesterday and remembered watching the races in the first half of the season, and Hamilton was really racing very well. His mistakes were for a large part not being cautious enough with overtaking and ending his race (not that of anyone else). Alonso instead seemed to suffer being too strained in getting good results in several of those races.

Apart from Australia when he found out why Button was champion in ?09 as he found him ahead on the road, Hamilton didn?t moan, but got on with the job as best he could.

Looking forward to seeing these two drivers fight it out in competitive cars for quite a few seasons more. Hamilton and his team would do well to work on fast in/out-laps to get those pit stops brushed up, as Alonso and Ferrari seem far ahead in that.
Bosyber

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28 comments on Mercedes will make a ??big step?? in 2011 ?ǣ Haug

  1. miloooo said on 25th December 2010, 0:14

    i agree with all of this :)

  2. RIISE (@riise) said on 25th December 2010, 0:27

    I wonder when Norbert will say Schumacher is the No 1 driver.

  3. giorgio said on 25th December 2010, 0:41

    Uneventful day I see!
    Merry Christmas to all.

  4. wasiF1 (@wasif1) said on 25th December 2010, 2:04

    Hey where is 2010 Bernie’s CHRISTMAS card?

  5. Sush Meerkat said on 25th December 2010, 2:13

    wait a minute, somethings wrong, neither Prisoner Monkey or basCD has commented yet?, are they ill?

    Merry Christmas to you guys and gals, your awesome.

  6. Gridlock said on 25th December 2010, 4:46

    Its a shame Jesus doesn’t comment here, I think it’s his birthday today.

    Happy Holidays to all

  7. Dan Newton said on 25th December 2010, 8:07

    Merry Christmas to all F1Fanatic readers and to Keith who makes it all happen. Many thanks for all your hard work.

  8. Merry Christmas to all F1 Fanaticos. Happy New Year!

  9. John H said on 25th December 2010, 10:11

    Nice to see 11 minutes into Christmas day, and the round up is up! Merry Christmas Keith and all F1 fanatics.

  10. George (@george) said on 25th December 2010, 11:46

    I’m still worried Mercedes are going to turn into the old Honda team, hopefully Big Norb will sort them out.

  11. karan01 (@karan01) said on 25th December 2010, 14:18

    What’s with all the Hamilton circlejerk? He came 3rd in the championship, Vettel, Alonso and Button did everything better than him.

    • ed24f1 (@ed24f1) said on 25th December 2010, 15:00

      I agree with Vettel and Alonso, but I don’t know how you could say Button had a better year than Hamilton.

    • Jeffrey Powell said on 26th December 2010, 10:13

      Perhaps Button may have beaten Hamilton if it was the Captain Slow W.C. He would be better of replacing the Stig. Give Mclaren the chance to find a driver that can qualify.

  12. Funkyf1 said on 25th December 2010, 14:24

    Mercedes day will come just like Santa does :) Merry Christmas all :)

  13. djdaveyp said on 25th December 2010, 15:12

    Merry Christmass Everybody.

  14. bwells88 said on 25th December 2010, 19:08

    Merry Christmas Keith and all the loyal F1fanatic readers…
    Its been an amazingly year and 2011 can only be better!
    Cheers all and have a safe New Years… :)

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