/ Motorsport / Hamilton still on track to beat teammate – Lauda

Hamilton still on track to beat teammate – Lauda

Linked In Share

Mar.18 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Lewis Hamilton is still in the hunt for the world championship despite failing even to finish in Australia.

That is the view of Mercedes team chairman Niki Lauda, who revealed he consoled the Melbourne pole-sitter by harking back to his own F1 history.

After Hamilton retired at Albert Park only to see his German teammate Nico Rosberg go on to win, Lauda said: “I hugged him (Hamilton) and said ‘This was only the first race.

“‘In 1984 I also failed in the first race but I was world champion in the end’,” Lauda recalled telling Briton Hamilton.

Indeed, while Lauda retired in the pits at Jacarepagua in Brazil, his McLaren teammate Alain Prost won the race.

But Lauda went on to win the 1984 title by half a point.

Asked how Mercedes has managed to get off to such a strong start in 2014, Lauda told the Osterreich newspaper: “Because we have been best with the new engine regulations.

“Also last summer, when Red Bull was still focusing on the 2013 season, we were already developing our new car,” he added.

Italy’s La Repubblica declared after Sunday’s Australian grand prix: “The F1 revolution has its leader.”

But Mercedes chief Toto Wolff expects Red Bull to catch up.

“With these new cars,” he told Kleine Zeitung newspaper, “the development curve is much steeper than usual.”

He said the reigning world champions had already “caught up massively” between the winter season and Melbourne.

And Red Bull’s increasingly confident Dr Helmut Marko said: “We know what is still to come in our car and the (Renault) engine.

“On the engine we are still nowhere near the maximum,” he insisted.

McLaren’s Jenson Button, however, thinks that at the moment, F1 has a clear leader.

He said: “Right now we seem to be able to fight against everyone — except one.”

by Mircea Serafim (my Google+) - Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 - filed under Motorsport. Image credit: .
Linked In Share
Related Articles


Discuss: Hamilton still on track to beat teammate – Lauda

Leave a Reply
















Inautonews Facebook PageInautonews RSS FeedInautonews TwitterInautonews Youtube Channel

Sign up to receive our email newsletter on your email. It's safe. No spam!

Administrator becomes Caterham team boss
Administrator becomes Caterham team bossOct.24 (GMM/Inautonews.com) The Caterham saga took another bizarre twist on Friday as an administrator became the new team ...
[VIDEO] McLaren P1 MSO spotted on the Fiorano
[VIDEO] McLaren P1 MSO spotted on the FioranoA McLaren P1 customized by MSO has been recently spotted lapping Ferrari’s famous Fiorano track. If you though that vehicles ...
Ford Focus Electric gets price cut in the U.S.
Ford Focus Electric gets price cut in the U.S.The Ford Focus Electric has received a new price cut in the United States because of poor demand. While its main rival, the ...
Test Drive: Dacia Sandero Stepway 1.5 90 HP
Test Drive: Dacia Sandero Stepway 1.5 90 HPIf you live in Europe, you don’t need an introduction to Dacia anymore – this is the affordable Renault subsidiary that ...
[VIDEO] Mercedes-Benz GLC63 AMG prototype caught on the open road
[VIDEO] Mercedes-Benz GLC63 AMG prototype caught on the open roadA prototype version of the upcoming Mercedes-Benz GLC63 AMG has been recently caught on camera while it was being tested out on ...
[VIDEO] See the world’s fastest Toyota Supra in action
[VIDEO] See the world’s fastest Toyota Supra in actionThe world’s fastest Toyota Supra has been recently spotted in action on a drag strip where it managed to shatter a lot of speed ...
Mercedes-Benz S600 Pullmann spied
Mercedes-Benz S600 Pullmann spiedOur spy photographers have managed to capture the upcoming Mercedes-Benz S600 Pullmann on camera while it was being tested out on ...
BMW i8 costs more than $200,000 on eBay
BMW i8 costs more than $200,000 on eBayThe price of a BMW i8 stands at a whopping 200,000 USD on eBay as we recently found out doing a quick search. The BMW i8 is one ...
Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG announced for Australia
Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG announced for AustraliaMercedes-Benz will be launching the GLA45 AMG performance crossover in Australia where the model in question will be priced from ...
Recall roundup: 850,000 units of the Audi A4
Recall roundup: 850,000 units of the Audi A4The German based automaker Audi has recently announced a recall for a massive 850,000 units of the A4, because of some problems ...
Ferrari LaFerrari for sale
Ferrari LaFerrari for saleAnother unit of the impressive Ferrari LaFerrari is currently looking for a new owner who will have to pay no less than 2.6 ...
Ferrari F50 gets crashed in the UK
Ferrari F50 gets crashed in the UKA Ferrari F50 supercar has been recently involved in a heavy crash in the United Kingdom after its driver lost control of the ...
BMW M2 Cabrio coming in 2016
BMW M2 Cabrio coming in 2016The BMW M2 Cabrio will be introduced in a couple of years according to a recent report. Rumors on the anticipated BMW M2 have ...
BMW X5 Concept eDrive gets spotted in Paris
BMW X5 Concept eDrive gets spotted in ParisThe brand new BMW X5 Concept eDrive has been recently spotted out in Paris while cruising the streets. After being officially ...
Porsche Macan Turbo gets updated by TechArt
Porsche Macan Turbo gets updated by TechArtThe aftermarket specialists from TechArt have officially introduced a new tuning package aimed for the Porsche Macan, this time ...
Read more automotive news


2013 Frankfurt Motor Show Live Images

Dacia_Sandero_Stepway_DSC7910
Spy-Shots of Cars
ferrari f50 crash uk 1
bmw x5 concept edrive paris 1
Porsche Macan Turbo TechArt tuning 1
2015 volkswagen jetta styling accessories 1
ATS Sport 490 Stradale 1
ferrari laferrari xx 1
Spy-Shots of Cars
Spy-Shots of Cars
Spy-Shots of Cars
mercedes-benz gla 45 amg tuning brabus 1

More automotive from inautonews
A McLaren P1 customized by MSO has been recently spotted lapping Ferrari’s famous Fiorano track. If you though that vehicles which aren’t produced in Maranello aren’t allowed on the Fiorano track, think again, because one of the main rivals of the LaFerrari, the McLaren P1, has been spotted ...
read more
Inautonews Editors Section
Test Drive: Dacia Sandero Stepway 1.5 90 HP
Test Drive: Dacia Sandero Stepway 1.5 90 HPIf you live in Europe, you don’t need an introduction to Dacia anymore – this is the affordable Renault subsidiary that rocked the auto industry ...
Test Drive: Mercedes-Benz A180 CDI AT
Test Drive: Mercedes-Benz A180 CDI AT The new generation of the A-Class has been around since 2012 and its overall design is quite drastic, considering its predecessor. Now, two years ...
Test Drive: Citroen C-Elysee 1.6 HDi Exclusive
Test Drive: Citroen C-Elysee 1.6 HDi Exclusive Citroen has introduced the second generation of the C-Elysee last year. The model is smaller than the C4 and it is based on the Peugeot 301, being ...

Editors Section
Inautonews Editors Section
2012 Safest Cars list 2011 Safest Cars [Video] 2011 IIHS Safest Cars [Video] 2011 EuroNCAP Safest Cars 2010 Safest Cars [Video]

Latest in Safety Recall roundup: 850,000 units of the Audi A4The German based automaker Audi has recently announced a recall for a massive 850,000 units of the ... NHTSA tries and fails to keep drivers informed about Takata airbag debacleThe National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a public warning about the potential ...
Safety Section