Norbert Haug has dismissed reports linking Lewis Hamilton with a switch to Mercedes for the 2013 Formula one season. Hamilton’s contract expires with McLaren at the end of this season and there has been some speculation that the 2008 F1 world champion could move to Mercedes to replace Michael Schumacher.
“I can dismiss that speculation out of hand, as it was only ever conjured by putting two and two together,” Haug told Sport Bild. “Lewis was and is a Mercedes man but there are no agreements or conversations in that direction.
“At the moment we have one interest only – making our car as fast and reliable as possible, and then we’ll see where we stand. Only then will we talk to Michael about a possible extension.”