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Lauda denies Mercedes conspiracy

Lewis Hamilton is receiving the exact same equipment as Nico Rosberg, that's according to Mercedes non-executive director Niki Lauda. Hamilton has had the worst of Mercedes' reliability issues, a strain on his Championship chances. In the last two races alone he has twice been penalised by issues with his W05. He crashed out of qualifying for the German GP when a brake disc failed while a week later his car caught fire in qualifying at the Hungaroring. In both grands prix the Brit managed to race his way through the field and finish third. This has led to some conspiracy theories about Hamilton being penalised by his team, although Lauda insists both drivers get the same equipment. "I...
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