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Hamilton: Mercedes title for Lauda

Lewis Hamilton paid a heartfelt tribute to Niki Lauda after Mercedes clinched another championship, insisting the team owe their much-loved former chairman a "huge amount" for their historic success. Mercedes are hitting heights no Formula 1 team has reached before - now guaranteed a sixth consecutive drivers' and constructors' double - but their standing in the sport was much different in 2012 when Lauda joined a raw outfit which had just one win in the previous three seasons. F1 Silver Arrows set new gold standard Mercedes on Hamilton '50-50' strategy call But Lauda played a key role in convincing Hamilton to leave McLaren in his first year in the role, and then formed a...
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