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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...
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