Hamilton: Mercedes 'deterrents' changes nothing

By on Thursday, July 7, 2016
Mercedes AMG Petronas

Mercedes AMG Petronas

Reigning World Champion Lewis Hamilton says Mercedes strengthening its 'Rules of Engagement' will not alter his approach as he chases a fourth world title.

Hamilton and team-mate Nico Rosberg, along with senior Mercedes management, held talks prior to the British Grand Prix, during which the squad outlined "much greater deterrents."

It came after Hamilton and Rosberg collided while battling for the lead in Austria, having also crashed into each other in Spain and brushed wheels in Canada.

"In all honesty, I think our destiny has always been in our hands," explained Hamilton.

"It doesn’t really change anything. We’re still able to race which is a positive.

"No team orders; which i think is great for the fans, so I think everyone should be excited."

Hamilton was asked for further details but insisted that elements of the meeting could not be disclosed.

"Everything that’s been said is private and confidential," he explained.

"But we’re still able to race. Obviously in all of those races, the stewards deemed me racing, so I will still race like that."

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