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July 28, 2014 5:13 PM

F1 » Hamilton: Usual rules didn’t apply

Well rules are rules, until they are disobeyed for the correct reasons and then the team bosses agree they should never have been issued. I doubt Nico would have moved over in this situation and the critics of Lewis would have screamed had he been the one asking Nico to move over if he could not even get into his tow. Going forward, I suspect both drivers will still play fair if they are truly not fighting for the same piece of tarmac by the end of the race.


July 29, 2014 1:22 AM

F1 » Hamilton cost Rosberg win chance – Wolff

Hamilton is a one hit wonder? If you mean 27 victories in 140 starts and a world championship to boot then I guess so. However, like his antics or not, those in the know seem to think he's fairly talented and are willing to pay him large sums of money to driver their cars. And he did not win these races by moving over for his teammate but for extraordinary circumstances.


July 28, 2014 1:54 PM

F1 » Hamilton cost Rosberg win chance – Wolff

I think Toto feels compelled to make a statement support in Nico as Lauda made one in support of Hamilton. Might also show that even the top brass are lining up behind drivers. Whatever, when Nico was first catching lewis they had the opportunity to hiring both in for fresh softs, ensuring a Hamilton victory and a Rosberg second place, if you believe Toto's logic. I am not a conspiracy theorist but it is evident that Nico was given the preferred strategy due to his starting position and the team failed to react quickly enough to change strategy for Hamilton.


July 27, 2014 9:04 PM

F1 » Rosberg seeks answers for Hamilton defiance

Lauda admits the team panicked and that Lewis was correct in ignoring the team orders. After all, Lewis would have had to break off a battle to slow enough to allow Nico to pass. As for costing Nico the race win? Nonsense. Lewis could have pitted for new softs at the same time to be on the same strategy and been in contention to pass Alonso at the end. Really, the Mercedes strategies for both were not ideal, understandable for the varied conditions.

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