News Details

‘Mercedes team order came from panic’

Mercedes panicked in asking Lewis Hamilton to move over for Nico Rosberg in Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix and the Briton was right to ignore the request, according to Niki Lauda. The Formula One team's non-executive chairman, himself a triple world champion, refused to blame Hamilton and told reporters he would have done exactly the same in the circumstances. "The team was under enormous stress," he said of an incident that became a major talking point after Hamilton raced from the pitlane to third place while Rosberg started on pole and finished fourth. "Mercedes was used to being in the lead and racing against each other. This race, with the safety car at the beginning...
Full Story »
1y ago from SuperSport.com 0
Share

You May Also Be Interested In...

Lauda defends Hamilton's call to ignore team orders

+ Mercedes non-executive chairman Niki Lauda has backed Lewis Hamilton’s...
1y ago from RichlandF1.com

Lauda: Hamilton was right to defy team

Niki Lauda says he believes Lewis Hamilton was right to ignore team...
1y ago from Crash.net

Lauda backs Hamilton over team orders

– Mercedes Non-Executive Chairman Niki Lauda says Lewis Hamilton...
1y ago from GPUpdate.net

Lauda would have done the same as Hamilton

Niki Lauda has backed Lewis Hamilton's decision to ignore team orders...
1y ago from TheF1Times.com

Elsewhere On The Network

Popular On MGPToday.com

Yamaha suspects overrevving to blame for engine...

Yamaha overrevved its engines at Mugello, or at least that's the theory...
9h ago from Motorsport.com

Lorenzo "very lucky" to leave Mugello with...

Jorge Lorenzo has described himself as “very lucky” to have come away...
16h ago from Motorsport.com

Yamaha engines set for Japanese analysis

The failed engines of both Valentino Rossi will now be sent straight back...
10h ago from MotorcycleNews.c...

Crutchlow ‘at the limit of the front tyre’ says...

Making up for a lack of acceleration in MotoGP is difficult on the brakes,...
12h ago from BikeSportNews.com

Popular On IndyCarToday.com

INDY DIARIES: The Brickyard's original Dario

Over 99 runnings, the Indianapolis 500 has become the most famous event...
4h ago from Racer.com

INDY 500: Week 1 notebook

Page 1 of 2 Here's a quick roundup of news and notes from practice and...
2h ago from Racer.com

Newgarden tops post qualy Indy 500 practice

Josef Newgarden set the pace in Monday's post qualifying practice as teams...
6h ago from SpeedCafe.com

Cannon predicts competitive Indy 500 for Dale Coyne...

Conor Daly’s race engineer Michael Cannon believes Dale Coyne’s early...
4h ago from Motorsport.com

Popular On TotalWRC.com

Mikkelsen eyes title push

Mid-event rethink inspires Norwegian
10h ago from WRC.com

Meeke: 'Argentina was no fluke'

No monkey on Meeke's back after Portugal win
14h ago from WRC.com

Portugal WRC: Motorsport.com's driver ratings

As Rally Portugal crowned a fourth different winner in the four past...
15h ago from Motorsport.com

Ogier: 'I achieved my main target'

Championship lead takes priority over rally wins
14h ago from WRC.com

Popular On GunnersToday.com

Alvaro Morata keen on Arsenal move as Chelsea and...

GETTY ON THE MOVE: Alvaro Morata looks certain to leave Juventus this...
2h ago from DailyStar.co.uk

Chelsea surrender £30m transfer target to London...

According to reports from Football Insider, Chelsea have dropped out of...
11h ago from FootballFancast....

Arsenal top the Premier League prize money table as...

Leicester City's 5,000-1 miracle Barclays Premier League title win made...
10h ago from DailyMail.co.uk

Arsenal closer than ever to signing £46m-rated...

It seems more certain than ever that Juventus ace Alvaro Morata will...
4h ago from CaughtOffside.com

Comments

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.