Like Flavio Briatore, Mercedes' competition chief Norbert Haug has revealed that he also cut his own salary for 2009.

Like Flavio Briatore, Mercedes' competition chief Norbert Haug has revealed that he also cut his own salary for 2009.

In the midst of the global financial crisis, Renault's Briatore revealed last week in Bahrain that top team management are making 20 per cent less than in 2008, engineers 10 per cent less and "everybody else" 5 per cent.

"I am making over 30 per cent less than in 2008, with more work to do and twice the motivation," said Haug, whose Stuttgart employer has openly mused pulling out of formula one altogether.

Haug suggests that his 30 per cent pay cut is representative of the overall cost savings Mercedes-Benz has recently been able to make in terms of its F1 programme.

 

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