News Details

Lauda: Mercedes panicked

Niki Lauda says Mercedes' use of team orders in Hungary was the result of "enormous stress" as the team came under pressure. Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix ended in controversy for Mercedes after the team asked Lewis Hamilton to move over for Nico Rosberg. The Brit refused to and later said he was "shocked" that the team had even asked him to do so as he was in the "same race" as his team-mate. And although Lauda believes Hamilton was right to ignore the orders from the pitwall, he says it was a decision based on panic. "I have to defend the team," the Mercedes non-executive chairman told Autosport. "The team was under enormous stress because the...
Full Story »
7mo ago from PlanetF1.com 0
Share

You May Also Be Interested In...

Lauda: Hamilton was right to defy team

Niki Lauda says he believes Lewis Hamilton was right to ignore team...
7mo ago from Crash.net

Lauda would have done the same as Hamilton

Niki Lauda has backed Lewis Hamilton's decision to ignore team orders...
7mo ago from TheF1Times.com

Mercedes to discuss Hungary team orders

– Mercedes says it will hold internal discussions with its drivers...
7mo ago from GPUpdate.net

Lauda pressures Lowe after Hamilton fire

Niki Lauda was putting the pressure on team boss Paddy Lowe late on...
7mo ago from GrandPrix.com

Elsewhere On The Network

Popular On MotoGPToday.com

Miller: We need to work on saving tyres

Jack Miller's promotion to MotoGP has set tongues wagging up and down the...

VIDEO: Iannone - The Ducati is fantastic!

Andrea Iannone has high hopes for the 2015 MotoGP World Championship...
16h ago from Crash.net

The 2015 Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup begins with a...

The second season of the Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup begins in earnest...
9h ago from MotoGP.com

Pedrosa not worried about lack of a fast time

Dani Pedrosa spent the week working on the Honda engine and having...

Popular On TotalWRC.com

Rally Mexico: Sky-high round for the DS 3 WRCS

At close to 2,800 metres above sea level, the Citroën Total Abu Dhabi...
7h ago from Motorsport.com

Rally Mexico: Event timetable

Complete event timetable for Rally Mexico, the third round out of 13 in...
4h ago from Crash.net

Hyundai to introduce engine upgrade in Mexico

Mexico poses a unique challenge to WRC teams with altitudes reaching up...
10h ago from WRC.com

Neuville relishes Rally Mexico return

Thierry Neuville is targeting a podium finish for the third year in a row...
10h ago from Crash.net

Popular On GunnersToday.com

Real Madrid Legend Voted Best Mexican Footballer Of...

Former Real Madrid player Hugo Sanchez has been voted as the best Mexican...
3h ago from CaughtOffside.com

Wenger to shake up the back line, Ospina dropped:...

The Gunners have a fantastic opportunity to respond to their catastrophic...
4h ago from AllArsenal.com

Prediction: Arsenal vs Everton

Arsenal host Everton on Sunday afternoon in the latest Premier League...
5h ago from FreshArsenal.com

Arsenal team news and line-up v Everton: Gabriel to...

Arsenal will be keen to make amends for their appalling showing against...
8h ago from TalkSport.com

Comments

comments powered by Disqus

Hottest News

Recent News

2014 GPToday.com
GPToday.com is not responsible for the news headlines and associated descriptions and images it indexes, the content of externally linked sites or the comments & postings of its users.

This website is unofficial and is not associated in any way with the Formula One group of companies. F1, FORMULA ONE, FORMULA 1, FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, GRAND PRIX and related marks are trade marks of Formula One Licensing B.V.