Mercedes Promises Surprising Lineup for 2010
Although losing world champion Jenson Button to McLaren Mercedes, the Brackley officials are still confident they can align the best possible lineup for the upcoming season. Nico Rosberg's seat at Brackley is likely to be made official during the upcoming few days, and that doesn't come as a shock to anybody.
It's the second seat that arises the most questions throughout the British and German media lately, and Haug only made things spicier on Sunday when telling Germany's Bild am Sonntag newspaper that fans will not be disappointed by the second name to join Silver Arrows. However, he made it very clear that the latest rumors connecting Michael Schumacher to a racing seat with Mercedes are not at all sustainable.
“There is always speculation in this sport, especially when cockpits have not yet been filled. And there are dreams, and that's a good thing. Fulfilling these dreams is another thing,” said Haug, who admitted “you might be surprised” of the driver to be picked by Mercedes for next season.
Several reports suggested an all-German lineup for Silver Arrows next year, with Nico Rosberg being joined by either BMW's Nick Heidfeld or Force India's Adrian Sutil. While the former is trying to find a seat after BMW announced its quit from the sport, Sutil is still negotiating an extension to his Force India deal. However, Haug dismissed the rumors that Mercedes is seeking an all-German lineup next year.
“We have agreed confidentiality with all the drivers with whom we are speaking,” added Haug.