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Lauda explains: Blaming Hamilton or Rosberg? – sudden retirement

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Mercedes F1 team chairman Niki Lauda offers an inside look at how the Formula 1 team handled Nico Rosberg’s sudden retirement, Rosberg’s 2016 crash with Lewis Hamilton at the Spanish Grand Prix – including who was to blame – and the 2AM hotel room meeting in which Lauda convinced Hamilton to leave McLaren and race for Mercedes.

The difficult relationship between Rosberg and Hamilton was clear throughout their retro as teammates, but in an interview with Graham Bensinger on YouTube, Lauda opened up on the depth of the feud.

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