+ Mercedes non-executive chairman Niki Lauda has backed Lewis Hamilton’s decision to ignore team orders during the Hungarian Grand Prix.
Hamilton, who started from the pitlane, was running third behind Daniel Ricciardo and Fernando Alonso in the final stage of the race, when his Mercedes team ordered him to allow his team-mate Nico Rosberg, who still needed to stop again, through.
Despite repeated calls from the team, the 2008 champion refused to concede the position, eventually coming home third, behind Ricciardo and Alonso and half a second ahead of his team-mate.
Former-champion Lauda though has defended Hamilton’s refusal to allow Rosberg past, insisting that the issuing of the team...
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