Niki Lauda denies Mercedes move for Sebastian Vettel


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The Independent Online

Niki Lauda insists that he is not trying to lure the triple world champion Sebastian Vettel from Red Bull to Mercedes.

The non-executive chairman linked his team with a move for the German last weekend but, with the team having only just signed Lewis Hamilton to compete for them this season, he was backtracking today. "We're not trying to get him as he has signed a contract with Red Bull until for ever," said Lauda. "With Hamilton and Nico Rosberg we have the best pairing in F1. The two push each other forward positively."