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Haug says Mercedes gets back what it spends on F1

Updated: July 6, 2006, 10:36 PM ET
By Dan Knutson | Special to ESPN.com

With the arrival of California's Scott Speed, the United States has its first Formula One driver since Michael Andretti in 1993.

Judging by the reception Speed got from the fans and the media at the U.S. Grand Prix at Indianapolis, F1 has moved up a notch in popularity in this country.

But, in the longer term, it would be ideal to have a totally American team in F1. That's the view of Germany's Norbert Haug, who is the vice president of motor sports for Mercedes-Benz.

Haug ...

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