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Lewis Hamilton says Mercedes will use team orders in ‘special circumstances’

Friday, 28 April 2017 :  Lewis Hamilton says Mercedes will not impose team orders as a matter of course, but are aware they may be necessary in the title fight this year.

Team-mate Valtteri Bottas was ordered to move aside so Hamilton could attack eventual winner Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari in the last race in Bahrain.

But Hamilton said ahead of Sunday’s Russian Grand Prix: “Our approach is, the team need to win.

“So we have to try to work as a team but only in special circumstances.”

Hamilton said he had “never particularly liked” team orders but that the Mercedes drivers were clear about what their responsibilities were during a race.

If you can’t win, it is not the case of not wanting the other car to win. You want the team to win and succeed.

But he insisted he would have moved over for Bottas had the roles been reversed in Bahrain.

“So in that scenario we worked as a team and while it was very tough for him he was great gentleman about it and did the team proud.”

Source : Internet

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