Marko says Hamilton leaving has weakened McLaren
10 October, 2012
Marko, who is also the team owner Dietrich Mateschitz’s right-hand man on racing matters, told Auto Motor und Sport that he needs to thank Niki Lauda.
Triple world champion Lauda has officially joined Mercedes, after helping the German marque with its Concorde Agreement negotiations and with convincing Hamilton to jump ship from McLaren.
“Niki has done us a favour,” said the outspoken Austrian. “He has weakened Lewis and McLaren.
“Next year, we have two opponents less,” he added.
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