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Lauda: ‘Alarm bells are ringing’

Niki Lauda says “the alarm bells are ringing” at Mercedes having been so closely challenged by Williams in the Austrian Grand Prix. Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas locked out the front row for Williams, with the two drivers leading the first stint before Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton hit the front. While Mercedes went on to take a one-two, Bottas was just eight seconds behind in third place and Lauda said it was clear to him that Mercedes' advantage was being reduced. “The alarm bells are ringing that the competition is coming closer,” Lauda said. “If the alarm bell rings in time then you can do something. If you sit back – which we don't try to do – you miss out. So what...
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