Mercedes: Winning the power struggle

Mercedes: Winning the power struggle

Mercedes won races with two different teams in 2009 - and came close with a third. Glenn Freeman spoke to the silver star's motorsport boss Norbert Haug about the Formula 1 engine battle

Mercedes has every right to feel pretty pleased with itself as 2009 draws to a close. Not only has it powered the last two cars to win the world championship, but now it has its own team as well.

The takeover of the Brawn team came less than a year after Mercedes motorsport boss Norbert Haug was informed that Honda was pulling out of Formula 1, leaving the team headed by Ross Brawn desperately searching for a replacement power unit as the ex-Ferrari man tried to save it.

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