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Niki Lauda dismisses Ross Brawn Mercedes contribution

  • Published on 28 Dec 2016 09:36
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  • By: Dominik Wilde

Niki Lauda has dismissed Ross Brawn's contribution to Mercedes' recent success.

Brawn rescued the team from collapse after Honda's withdrawal at the end of 2008 and guided it to a double championship triumph in 2009 before selling it to Mercedes.

He left the team at the end of 2013 due to disagreements with Lauda and Toto Wolff.

"He refused to work with Paddy Lowe," team chairman Lauda told Die Welt newspaper.

"It's a pity that it happened," he added. "But judge for yourself.

"When he left, Mercedes immediately took second place in the constructors' championship, and then won three titles in a row. I have nothing more to add," said Lauda.

Brawn was actually still part of the team when it finished second in the 2013 standings, although they did go on to win three consecutive constructors' and drivers' titles in the following years.

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  • Umm, 'mkay ungrateful tw@t?

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    • Dec 28 2016 - 10:10
  • Jutlandia

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    Lauda, you're a lying b@stard. Brawn created this team and that's the fruits that you are harvesting these years.
    shame on you!

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    • Dec 28 2016 - 20:35
  • TommyK

    Posts: 10

    Can someone please explain what Niki actually does for the team? He's outspoken, condescending & arrogant. Oh wait, that's it!!

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    • Dec 29 2016 - 17:19

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