F1 News: Mercedes team orders, bad for F1?

F1 News: Mercedes team orders, bad for F1?

Red Bull boss Christian Horner thinks it will not be good for the F1 if Mercedes elects to impose team orders in the wake of the dramatic collision between Mercedes duo Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.

Autosport wrote that Mercedes Motorsport boss Toto Wolff will decide this week whether to impose team orders in light of the dramatic collision between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg in Austria. The incident was the third collision between the two Mercedes drivers in their 34 races.

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ESPN reported that incident nearly catapulted Verstappen to a victory in a scenario which would have been similar to Spanish GP earlier this year, which came after the Mercedes drivers crashed out while vying for the lead.

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Reports said Mercedes is looking at all possible options, including team order. But Horner claims that such move would be a great disappointment for the Motorsport world. Horner believes that Mercedes has a duty with its current performance advantage to let its drivers race and not impose team orders for the best of the Formula 1, despite the controversial collision in Austria.

Red Bull chief Christian Horner is well aware of the troubles that might emerge when two very competitive hunger-glory F1 drivers battle for the same title, as Horner experienced when Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber were still on the same team.

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