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Mercedes not targeting Vettel... yet, says Lauda

 XPB Images Niki Lauda has denied rumors that Mercedes has started moving in on Sebastian Vettel  with the aim of signing the Ferrari driver for 2018. With several driver contracts expiring at the end of this year - mainly those of Vettel and McLaren's Fernando Alonso - Mercedes offered only a one-year deal to new recruit Valtteri Bottas following Nico Rosberg's surprise retirement. Both Lauda and team boss Toto Wolff have said that it is upon the Finn to clearly demonstrate through his performance and results this season that his talent warrants a second year at the Silver Arrows squad. While it's still early days on the drivers' market, Lauda is denying any plan to lure Vettel...
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