Lauda to join Mercedes in advisory role
28 September 2012 – Three-time F1 Champion Niki Lauda will join Mercedes as an advisor in the near future, taking on the role of Non-Executive Chairman of the team’s Board of Directors.
The Austrian, who is working as a pundit on Germany's RTL channel, will give advice on a range of topics in a bid to improve the structure of the Brackley-based team.
Lauda previously held a similar role at Ferrari, the team with whom he won two of his titles (1975 and 1977). His last Drivers' crown was earned with McLaren in 1984.