Lauda: We do not want to win every race
25 April 2014 – Mercedes non-executive director Niki Lauda says he does not want the outfit to win every race in the 2014 season.
Mercedes has enjoyed a strong start to 2014 with Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg having claimed all four pole positions and victories, including three successive 1-2 results, which has left the team sitting atop the constructors' championship with an advantage of almost 100 points.
But Lauda believes that Mercedes winning every race would have a negative impact on the sport.
"What we are currently experiencing is the harvest of many months of work," he said. "Especially in the turbo engine range . Four wins in a row and strong drivers - this is a peak performance. But we do not see the current situation as normal [as] our opponents are getting stronger."
"We do not want to win all the races. Such records certainly do Formula 1 no good. What we want is to build a solid base for the next few years."