Paddy Lowe has been surprised that others questioned the wisdom behind Mercedes' decision not to use team orders this season.
With Mercedes emerging as the dominant team in this year's Championship, the question is not whether they will win the Drivers' title but who of Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton will do it.
The duo are in a race of their own for the World title, separated by just 11 points after 11 grands prix in Rosberg's favour.
The team has taken the chequered flag in nine of those 11 races of which six were 1-2 finishes.
However despite the close competition between the two, Mercedes have largely avoided issuing team orders, something Lowe says others have questioned....
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