Hungarian Grand Prix Forces Mercedes Rethink on Team Orders

Mercedes non-executive chairman Niki Lauda has supported Lewis Hamilton's decision not to obey repeated requests to allow teammate Nico Rosberg through at the Hungarian Grand Prix with more than 20 laps remaining.

updated: July 29, 2014 10:02 IST
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File photo: Mercedes drivers Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton at the podium after the German Grand Prix.

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Budapest: Mercedes are to review their team orders policy after Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix with team chief Niki Lauda backing Lewis Hamilton for ignoring instructions to allow Nico Rosberg to overtake.

Hamilton went on to finish third and trim teammate Rosberg's lead in the championship from 14 points to 11 in a race won by Australian Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull.

Rosberg, who started on pole and had a different strategy, was a fuming fourth. (Also read: Hamilton shocked by Mercedes instructions)

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