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Lauda would have done the same as Hamilton

Niki Lauda has backed Lewis Hamilton's decision to ignore team orders during the Hungarian Grand Prix, insisting he would have done the same. Hamilton said he would only move over if Nico Rosberg got close enough, but the German never closed the gap to less than a second, which meant the Briton would have had to slow and lose time to Daniel Ricciardo and Fernando Alonso ahead. Lauda says Mercedes panicked under the "stressful conditions". "Mercedes has been used to being in the lead and racing against each other, but this race, with the safety car at the beginning and the wet conditions, was a completely different race," Lauda said. "So every minute you had to...
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