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Lauda slams Vettel for 'screaming like a startled child'

  • Published on 07 Jul 2014 15:32
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  • By: Rob Veenstra
Niki Lauda has slammed Sebastian Vettel for "screaming like a child" during the British grand prix. The Mercedes team chairman said he enjoyed every moment of the on-track battle for mere points placings between champions Vettel and Fernando Alonso.

But, throughout, the pair complained loudly and repeatedly to their pit crews about 'track limits' -- arguing that their respective tactics were contrary to the rules of battle. Lauda, a triple world champion and F1 legend, could not hide his disdain.

"I do not understand Vettel and his screaming like a small, startled child," he is quoted by the German newspaper Bild. "This was two top drivers and top racing, which is what the audience wants to see. I am pushing Bernie Ecclestone so that the drivers can once again drive with more freedom and not be punished for every little thing. I'm fighting for better racing," Lauda insisted. (GMM)

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