Niki Lauda has denied reports he is lining up a job at Mercedes.
The Telegraph reported this week that the triple world champion and German-language broadcaster is working with Mercedes to convince Lewis Hamilton to leave McLaren.
Lauda, 63, has also reportedly worked with the Stuttgart carmaker recently as an intermediary over Mercedes’ Concorde Agreement negotiations with Bernie Ecclestone.
But the great Austrian told the Salzburger Nachrichten newspaper: “No one has spoken to me or offered me such a job. So it’s groundless.”