Mercedes F1 powerbroker Niki Lauda has confirmed the team is chasing the signature of three-time world champion Sebastian Vettel. Lauda, a triple world champion himself, says he’s merely following in the footsteps of former Mercedes motorsport boss Norbert Haug.
“I continued what Haug began,” Lauda told Germany’s Bild am Sonntag newspaper.
Dr Helmut Marko, the other Red Bull anti-hero—in these parts at least—understands Lauda’s motivation and said, “Niki should absolutely be trying to get Vettel.”
Would Vettel actually want to go to Mercedes in any case. He’s in the fortunate position, really, where he could write his own cheque for any team in pit lane, except for Ferrari perhaps.
And if Vettel did choose to represent his fatherland in a Silver Arrow we must presume it would be Nico Rosberg forced to look for a new gig. Mercedes having spent all that money on Lewis Hamilton and all that.
It’s a cut-throat world in Formula 1.
That said, Lewis and Sebastian in the same team; we’d like to see that. The fallout would be spectacular!
[Source: Speed TV]