Niki Lauda has counted himself out of forging another career on the formula one pitwall.

Niki Lauda has counted himself out of forging another career on the formula one pitwall.

The 59-year-old Austrian is a former triple world champion, but following his retirement in the mid-80s he worked as a consultant for Ferrari, and also as a Jaguar team boss earlier this decade.

Asked if he would consider setting up his own team, Lauda told Auto Motor und Sport: "I have absolutely no interest (in that).

"I have fun with my RTL (German F1 television commentary) task and other responsibilities as well -- with (car hire enterprise) LaudaMotion and my airline Niki," he added.

He doubts the conditions are right for more privateers to enter the sport, despite efforts to drastically reduce costs.

"I believe the times are precisely wrong for such questions, because of the world economic crisis. For the moment it is quite good, because apart from Honda, thank god nothing else happened.

"But much more from the present situation should not be expected," Lauda insisted.

 

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