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Tensions between arch Formula 1 rivals Mercedes and Red Bull are ramping up ahead of the forthcoming Austrian Grand Prix.
Recently, Mercedes team chairman Niki Lauda criticised Red Bull for axing the ‘Niki Lauda Kurve' at the refurbished Red Bull-Ring and naming it after a sponsor instead.
And now, a spat has broken out over Mercedes' accommodation for the forthcoming Austrian Grand Prix, where the race promoter is Red Bull mogul Dietrich Mateschitz.
A report circulated in the Montreal paddock on Saturday that Mercedes had cancelled its hotel bookings near the Red Bull Ring because it discovered that the new owner of the hotel was none other than Mateschitz.
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