Does Lauda think he's a big godfather, it's so sleazy to think what he's doing.
Toto Wolff as principal, wonder what the hell Lewis is thinking.
I'm highly suspicious on Lauda and Wolff hasn't proved a lot yet in F1, but sometimes it's better to hire people on the rise than proven but burnt out top names. Christian Horner only had a feeder series record before having a big hand on Red Bull's rise to fame.
Indeed, Mercedes seem to be mimicking Red Bull. I've read an article somewhere (Saward?) comparing the role of Lauda to Helmut Marko's, but you could also say that Wolff is Mercedes' Horner and Lowe is about to become Mercedes' Newey.
As a sidenote, we've had a lot of talk on how this is a challenge for Lewis Hamilton, to "build up a team", but that's even more the case for Paddy Lowe! If/when he joins. He's the guy that'll be responsible for the biggest part that makes up performance - the actual car.