Lauda sees no reason to change Mercedes driver line-up


Mercedes non-executive chairman Niki Lauda believes the German outfit is perfectly served by the talent of its current drivers, and sees no changes in sight.

While there's obviously no discussion about Lewis Hamilton remaining at the Silver Arrows outfit, many still believe that Valtteri Bottas' one-year contract may not be renewed as both Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso entre the driver market for 2018.

But Lauda told Germany's Bild am Sonntag that he sees no changes? Vettel is happy and competitive at Ferrari, while Alonso is "absolutely no topic", the Austrian insisted.

"We have two great drivers and no reason at all to change anything," Lauda added.
Asked when he will extend the Bottas deal, Lauda answered: "Now let's look at this for a while and then we'll see.

"But there is nothing at all stopping it."

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