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‘Lauda had lunch with Marko… Fires were put out there'

Jack Plooij thinks the influence of Niki Lauda was what kept the clashes between Toto Wolff and Christian Horner under control in the past. While their drivers have clashed on track this season, the Red Bull and Mercedes team principals have done the same off it on a number of occasions. The war of words between the two has been extremely feisty at times with some personal insults being thrown back and forth. Prior to this year, they never really clashed, and Dutch journalist Plooij thinks that this was due to Lauda and his relationship with Helmut Marko, with the two having a considerable influence over Wolff and Horner respectively. 'I think Niki Lauda is missed at Mercedes,' he told the...
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