Hamilton and Rosberg face prospect of team orders at British GP
SILVERSTONE (Uk) – Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg may face team orders and also the eruption of some other noisy debate once they get to Silverstone on Thursday in front of this weekend’s acutely-anticipated British Grand Prix.
Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team’s British driver Lewis Hamilton makes obvious he’s against team orders and it is concerned at just how this type of decision could be seen through the fans at Silverstone
The protecting three-time world champion and the championship leading Mercedes team-mate collided around the final lap of last Sunday’s Austrian Grand Prix, won by Hamilton, then team chief Toto Wolff threatened team action.
Speaking while angry and frustrated after Sunday’s race, Wolff described his motorists as “brainless” and stated he and Mercedes were ready to introduce team orders if required. “It’s up for grabs now,” he stated.
He might need to perform the same to manage other areas of his team after non-executive chairman Niki Lauda was broadly quoted on Tuesday stating that Hamilton had “destroyed” his room within the Mercedes offices in the European Grand Prix in Baku coupled with lied concerning the condition of his exposure to Rosberg inside a newspaper interview.
Twenty-four hrs later, inside a statement from they on his account, Lauda was apparently back-tracking from individuals statements, as aired by Red Bull’s funnel Servus TV throughout a chat show.
“Niki regrets any misunderstanding brought on by comments which have been blown extremely from proportion in contrast to the sporadic context that they were created,Inch stated the Mercedes statement.
It made obvious additionally that Hamilton “didn’t by any means damage hotels or his private driver room in the circuit the race weekend in Baku” and “didn’t lie about his relationship” with Rosberg.
The Lauda intervention, on the top of occasions at Spielberg a week ago, was another self-inflicted wound that heaped more pressure around the team because they struggle to find away out to handle the competition between their motorists because they fight for that world title.
– Contrasting views –
Just 72 hours after his dramatic win in Austria, Hamilton will try to develop a home hat-trick having a 4th Silverstone victory, after wins in 2008, 2014 and 2015, to visit top within this year’s title race.
Only Briton Jim Clark and Frenchman Alain Prost (both five-time winners) and Briton Nigel Mansell (four) have won more British Grands Prix at Silverstone than Hamilton.
Hamilton makes obvious he’s against team orders and it is concerned at just how this type of decision could be seen through the fans at Silverstone, if he isn’t permitted to race Rosberg. The German stated he’d follow the team’s instructions.
Rosberg leads the championship with 153 points, 11 in front of Hamilton on 142, but both realize that Ferrari motorists Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen, on 96, represent a significant threat for their hopes.
Ferrari have won only two times at Silverstone in 11 years since 2004, Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso triumphing in 2007 and 2011 correspondingly, and therefore are pressurized to join up an initial triumph in 2016.
Red Bull will also be likely to be strong contenders on home soil along with Pressure India, whose headquarters are just 100 metres in the circuit’s primary entrance, and Johnson.
However the focus is going to be on Mercedes his or her duration of trouble continues.