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Ferrari and Lauda wouldn't mix - Marchionne

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Ferrari chairman Sergio Marchionne says there would be no place today at the House of Maranello for its former famous member Niki Lauda.

The F1 great achieved two world titles with the Scuderia and later worked with the Italian outfit as a close advisor.

Those days are over however says the Fiat-Chrysler boss, insisting Ferrari and Lauda, the non-executive chairman of the Mercedes AMG F1 team, would not mix.

"Niki Lauda is fundamental to Mercedes," Ferrari president Marchionne told Autosprint.

"He always understands what happens in the mind of the driver, which is a great value and he rarely makes mistakes in evaluating what a driver does.

"However, in our team there is no space for a prophet like him," Marchionne insisted.

According to the 65-year-old executive, Scuderia boss Maurizio Arrivabene is doing a "great job" with Ferrari's "two complex drivers" Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen.

By the same token, it's doubtful Lauda world ever consider an involvement with Ferrari.

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