Lauda: 'No more team orders at Mercedes'

Saturday 13th April 2013, 08:27 by TF1T Staff 

Sutton Images

Mercedes non-executive chairman Niki Lauda has promised that the team will no longer use team orders following on from the controversial Malaysian Grand Prix.

The Austrian, who didn't support Ross Brawn's decision to ask Nico Rosberg to stay behind Lewis Hamilton last time out, sat down with Brawn and Toto Wolff to discuss the matter and confirmed that they'd allow the drivers to battle out on track and make decisions for themselves.

"There will be no more team orders. The drivers can do what they want," he said.

"We will make them aware of any technical issues and they can then decide what to do."

Lauda made the comments following Hamilton's pole position lap in China which saw the Briton outqualify Rosberg for the third time in a row.

LATEST FORMULA 1 NEWS

caterham

Caterham launches legal action against employees

f1 news

Ecclestone promises no standing restarts in 2015

MERCEDES

Hamilton: 'I'm just doing my job, I'm hired to race'

HUNGARY GP | TWEETS

Some of the best tweets from the Hungarian GP

RED BULL

Horner says Ricciardo 'riding a confidence wave'

MERCEDES

Mercedes will allow its drivers to race freely