Toto Wolff says he stands by his warning towards Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg that one will be forced to leave Mercedes if relations between the two team-mates don't improve in 2016.

Though there have arguably been fewer flashpoints in Hamilton and Rosberg's occasionally rocky relationship in 2015 compared with a fractious 2014 campaign, relations dwindled again during the latter rounds following a coming together between the pair during the United States Grand Prix, for which Rosberg described as 'too much'.

With crunch talks taking place behind closed doors in the wake of the Austin spat, though Wolff is confident Hamilton and Wolff can overcome their bad blood for the sake of the team, he maintains he is still prepared to drop one of them if relations begin to take their toll on the Mercedes team as a whole.

"Lewis and Nico know very well what was meant," Wolff told Sky Sports F1. "The spirit within the team is essential. It makes us who we are and what we are. If there was animosity within the team that would be to the detriment of the team and if we were to recognise that we were unable to contain the competition then we would have to look at how we have set up the driver line-up for the future."

Despite this, Wolff is still keen for his drivers to tussle with one another on track, so long as it doesn't boil over into harming Mercedes.

"We love the racing on track and we think that the controversy and the racing should be hard," he continued. "It's good for the team because it pushes us forward and keeps us out of the complacency zone. We opted for two drivers who could win the world championship. Because they are very competitive it is important to make sure it doesn't spill over into the team and cause controversy in the garage. This is one team and we move forward together."


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ProfessorX: Some of you guys really need to get a life. [\blockquote]
That's exactly what i was telling myself as i was doing the actual math to know the answer to the Lone Rosberg question.
And while he would logically had won the WDC, he would have failed way short of getting constructor by himself.

Keeping it as simple as possible, i simply took out Hamilton out of each races results and recalculated the whole championship.

Rosberg 25 18 25 18 25 25 25 25 25 06 25 00 12 25 00 25 25 25 25 = 379
Vettel 18 25 18 12 18 18 12 15 18 25 00 25 25 18 25 18 00 18 15 = 323
Raikkonen 00 15 18 25 12 10 15 00 06 00 08 12 15 15 06 00 00 15 18 = 190

Merc- 379
Ferrari- 513

So, a lone Nico could not have won the WCC by himself by quite a margin.