Lauda is convinced that Red Bull will bounce back

Niki Lauda with Stefano Domenicali and Helmut Marko in Bahrain

Niki Lauda with Stefano Domenicali and Helmut Marko in Bahrain

Mercedes F1 boss Niki Lauda believes Red Bull’s problems are temporary, and warns that the world champions will bounce back.

Speaking on Sport and Talk TV show, Lauda said, “Red Bull should not be underestimated, even if it looks bad now, the catch-up phase could be very brief. I am convinced that thereafter they will be at the front.”

The Austrian Formula 1 legend says that there has not been enough testing and that additional mileage would not only benefit Red Bull, but all teams.

“There was too little testing time available, which is why I believe only half the field will finish the race in Melbourne,” added Lauda.

“I think all three engine manufacturers – Mercedes, Ferrari and Renault – have the same problems and indeed the same goals – to make them as reliable and driveable as fast as possible,” added Lauda.

The 2014 Formula 1 World Championship kicks off with the Australian Grand Prix weekend on 14 March in Melbourne. (GP247)

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