Niki Lauda: 'Possible Mercedes will quit Formula 1'

Lauda: 'Possible Mercedes will quit F1'
Niki Lauda admits that it is "possible" Mercedes will quit Formula 1.

Niki Lauda has admitted that it is "possible" Mercedes will quit Formula 1.

The team - along with Ferrari - is at loggerheads with Liberty Media over the plans for 2021, featuring different engine rules and a proposed budget cap.

Lauda told Wirtschaftswoche: "There is a limit for the top teams.

"It's possible that one or the other will get out if it goes in the wrong direction."

Mercedes has announced that it will join Formula E in 2019.

"Only three years ago I would not have given Formula E a chance," team boss Toto Wolff told Bild. "But times have changed."

However, he said F1 remains Mercedes's top ticket.

"Formula 1 is the only global platform that transports our brand," he said.

The current F1 season continues this weekend in Monaco.

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