Mercedes may implement team orders in 2014

By on Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Mercedes say they may implement team orders later in the season, despite opting not to use them so far in 2014.

Mercedes allowed Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg to scrap it out for victory in Bahrain and the team's dominance this year has resulted in them securing every pole position and win in 2014.

But boss Toto Wolff warns that the situation may not be the same in different circumstances.

"There might be situations where you can't lose lots of time in battle if you have your enemy right up your back," Wolff is quoted by BBC Sport.

"Bahrain was a very particular situation because our package worked very well there and we had quite a competitive advantage, so it's easier to take a decision for the sake of racing because you know you have quite a margin to the guy in third place."

Wolff believes Mercedes will have to adopt a different approach if rivals are closer in the future.

"The narrower that margin gets, the more you have to look out.

"Our rule is that the competition is enemy number one, not your team-mate, so there might be situations in the race where you have to consider that, but we will see what happens."

 


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