The folly is who do you believe? Its not like Lauda was mis quoted, it was a video of him saying what he said. Now he backtracks that, AKA PR steps in
We know Lauda tells it like it is, IMO he did, now that what he did say is being denied. Bizarre. We also know Lewis can be a hot head. So, is this a case of the truth being told and PR steps in? Certainly seems like it.
No smoke without fire.
The truth is somewhere in the middle.
My guess - Lewis did something stupid. But he's now called up his lawyer. Threatens $$$ .... [You see, Lewis is wayyyy richer than Lauda. Wayy.]
Either way, it is not good distraction for Mr Hamilton to have a punch up with every person he comes across.