• Raikkonen says team orders 'didn't change anything'

    Il y a 10 mois - Par F1i

    Kimi Raikkonen insisted he hadn't been trying to make a point when he forced Ferrari to spell out its team orders to let Sebastian Vettel pass him for the lead during the German Grand Prix.
    "We have certain rules but it wasn't clear enough," Raikkonen said of the crucial moment on lap 39. "I had speed and obviously it was a bit in a moment in the race that I wasn't ideally to stop."
    Vettel had been on fresher tyres than Raikkonen and felt he was being badly held up by his team mate. Ultimately Raikkonen gave way and enabled Vettel to go past and take the lead.
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  • Bottas 'understands' Mercedes team order decision

    Bottas 'understands' Mercedes team order decision

    Il y a 10 mois - Par F1i

    Valtteri Bottas was playing the local team member on Sunday afternoon after missing out on victory in the German Grand Prix.
    The Finn had been running in second place to Sebastian Vettel for much of the afternoon. The Ferrari crashed out on lap 51 and triggered a safety car. Bottas pitted for new tyres while his team mate Lewis Hamilton stayed out to assume the lead of the race.
    With the benefit of fresher tyres, Bottas tried to overtake Hamilton at the restart but was rebuffed. The Mercedes pit wall then ordered Bottas to stand down and hold position to make it a team 1-2.
    "We had a bit...
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