Haug not making predictions ahead of Canada

Haug not making predictions ahead of Canada

6 June 2010 – Mercedes motorsport vice president Norbert Haug finds it difficult to make any predictions ahead of next week's Canadian Grand Prix. The German is reasonably happy with the Mercedes team's performance so far this season but realises the team is still not in a position to challenge for victories on a regular basis.

"Our team has achieved 100 points in the seven races so far this season which is roughly one-third of the points available if you do an absolutely perfect job," Haug said. "We are certainly not where we want to be yet, namely in a position to challenge for victories on a regular basis, however we are dedicated and have a very good spirit to achieve our targets. It is difficult to predict where we could end up in Canada but we will certainly try as hard as we can."

The team will travel to Montreal next week for round 8 in the 2010 F1 championship. Speaking about the upcoming Grand Prix weekend he said: "First of all, it is great news that the Canadian Grand Prix is back on the Formula One calendar in 2010. This is a very unique event on the Ile Notre-Dame in Montreal where the Olympic Games took place in 1976. The track is very different to the purpose-built circuits and requires high-speed, very good braking and of course strong engine power."

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