(Motorsport-Total.com) – Toto Wolff and Niki Lauda led Mercedes in Formula 1 between 2014 and (***********************************************************************) But the start of the two at the Silver Arrows was anything but harmonious – up to a key moment in Stuttgart. It was a pact we had closed, “Wolff recalls in an interview. Sky 'some years back.

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Between Toto Wolff and Niki Lauda did not go so harmoniously from the start Zoom Download

“We were thrown into this Mercedes project together, he did not know that I was coming,” explains Wolff, who 2013 to the Silver Arrows poked. Lauda has been since 2010 Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Mercedes Formula 1 team. “In the end, we had to bring it together, and the first six months were really difficult,” recalls Wolff back.

Especially since the Mercedes results were anything but satisfactory at the time. After Comeback just celebrate a single victory. Also in the first five races of the season And behind the scenes, not everyone pulled together.

“He went in one direction, me in another and Ross Brawn was in the middle,” smiles Wolff.

Brawn was still to the end (********************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************** […] We have to talk to each other. ' So they ordered us to Stuttgart to the airport. “

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“We flew down and Niki was waiting down there for me and he came to me and said, 'We have to talk.' […] He said, 'Do you know what I thought? Together we can achieve our goals faster and easier than against each other.' We shook hands and went upstairs to the conference room, it was a pretty tough meeting, “Wolff recalls.

” One board member asked us, 'Can you two do this together hammer out? ' He looked at me and said, 'We solved that, did not we?' In that millisecond, I made a decision and said, 'I think we can do it together', “says Wolff. Afterwards Lauda had never disappointed him in all the years together, and both had “a lot of fun” together.

In May 2019 Lauda died. “He was an important and safe haven for me […] I miss this safe haven,” reveals Wolff.

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