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Wolff looking forward to Lauda return in 2019

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says he is confident that the team's non-executive chairman Niki Lauda will be back with them in the pit lane next season. Lauda suffered a serious illness during the summer that led to an emergency lung transplant. He's now on the mend and undergoing rehabilitation after several months in hospital in Vienna following the major procedure. Lauda's absence left a big hole in the Mercedes trackside operation, and Wolff says he can't wait to get his partner in crime back in the new year. “We’ve been leading this team together for the last five years,” he pointed out. “So I’ve noticed his absence more than anyone, as a sparring partner and as a friend....
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