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Lauda on replacing Rosberg: 'It's complicated'

 XPB Images Niki Lauda has admitted that Mercedes' conundrum of replacing retired world champion Nico Rosberg is 'complicated', which is why the process is taking a long time. As usual, we can suspect that negotiations evolve around money issues, and the big ticket items Williams is undoubtedly asking for in exchange for releasing its driver, Valtteri Bottas into Mercedes hands. "It's all so comlplicated," Lauda told Blick, with veteran journalist Roger Benoit insisting that Mercedes management was not willing at this stage to allocate the full amount of Rosberg's 2017 salary to Bottas' poaching. Williams will be asking for a hefty sum, incentives in the form of a...
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