Niki Lauda has clarified himself for commenting on frictional relationship between Mercedes Formula 1 team-mate Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.
Mercedes non-executive chairman Lauda appeared on a television discussion show on Servus TV recently and is reported to have made some irrational statement against Hamilton.
He said Lewis Hamilton ‘destroyed’ a room in the Mercedes hospitality area after missing out on pole position at the European Grand Prix in Baku. Lauda also claimed that Hamilton had ‘lied’ in claiming that his relationship with Rosberg was better than ever.
Recent News released by Autosport claims that Lauda has dismissed all his specious remarks that he has made against Hamilton.
Mercedes has now issued a statement on Lauda’s behalf that reads: “Following his appearance on a television discussion show on Servus TV recorded prior to last weekend’s Austrian GP, Niki Lauda would like to set the record straight and state the following:
“Lewis Hamilton did not in any way damage a hotel room or his private driver room at the circuit during the race weekend in Baku; and
“Lewis Hamilton did not lie about his relationship with team-mate Nico Rosberg.
“Niki regrets any misunderstanding caused by comments that have been blown wildly out of proportion compared with the casual context in which they were made.”