In a press release to the media this afternoon, the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team has issued a statement of behalf of Executive Boardmember Niki Lauda regarding some of the comments that have been made after the European GP on two weeks ago.
There have been articles, rumours and speculation regarding some of what Lauda has made following the result of the European GP on Sunday where Nico Rosberg collided with his team mate Lewis Hamilton. Lauda has been stated in the press that Hamilton “lied” about his relationship with Rosberg and that he “destroyed” his room after the race.
In order to put a stop to these rumours, Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team has issued the following statement on behalf of Lauda as follows:-
“Following his appearance on a television discussion show on Servus TV recorded prior to last weekend’s Austrian GP, Niki Lauda would like to set the record straight and state the following:-
“Lewis Hamilton did not in any way damage a hotel room or a private driver room at the circuit during the race weekend in Baku; and Lewis Hamilton did not lie about his relationship with team mate Nico Rosberg.
“Niki regrets any misunderstanding caused by comments that have been widely out of proportion compared with the casual context in which they were made.”