What Niki Lauda knows about Ferrari politics

What Niki Lauda knows about Ferrari politics

The spat between '70s Ferrari star Niki Lauda and the Scuderia over team orders in recent weeks, has made for interesting reading, but as Tony Dodgins explains, it comes from a fairly complex history between the two

It was amusing to see the spat developing last week between Ferrari and Niki Lauda ahead of the FIA World Motor Sport Council's September 8 team orders hearing.

Lauda, who won world titles for Ferrari in 1975 and 1977, was quoted thus: "You have two models of how to race in F1: if you approach it politically then you are in the Ferrari mould, or, you try to give both your drivers equal opportunities and the fans an exciting sport, as Red Bull are doing in letting their drivers compete with each other.

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