Was Lewis Hamilton right to ignore the team order to let Nico Rosberg past?


Having recovered from a pit lane start and a spin on the opening lap, Lewis Hamilton was running ahead of team-mate Nico Rosberg in the second half of the Hungarian Grand Prix and trying to go to the end of the race without stopping again.

Rosberg, however, was on soft tyres and still had one stop to make. Wanting to make the most of Rosberg's strategy, Mercedes asked Hamilton to let his championship rival through on numerous occasions, but Hamilton declined to do so.

Ultimately, Hamilton finished third after a thrilling battle with Daniel Ricciardo and Fernando Alonso for victory, while also managing to hold off Rosberg in the final laps.

Having started from the pit lane - and Rosberg having been on pole position - Hamilton cut the championship gap by three points and claims letting Rosberg through would have meant being unable to defend later in the race.

Was he right to disobey the team order? Cast your vote below, and you can leave your comments here.

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