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Lauda: Mercedes 'panicked'

Mercedes' Niki Lauda has admitted the team's pitwall ‘panicked' in controversially asking Lewis Hamilton to make way for Nico Rosberg in the Hungarian GP, with the Austrian backing the Briton's defiance of the instruction.The runaway World Championship leaders and their two title-duelling drivers became embroiled in a team orders row in the wake of Sunday's unpredictable Hungaroring race after the team attempted to manage the pair's divergent strategies as they met on the track with 25 laps to go.With Rosberg fast catching Hamilton, but needing to make an additional pitstop, the Mercedes pitwall asked the latter not to hold up his team-mate. However, the British driver, chasing...
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