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Mercedes Should Not Implement Team Orders Despite Austrian Grand Prix Crash

Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton collided on the final lap of Sunday's Austrian Grand Prix, the third incident between the Mercedes team-mates in the last five Formula One races. Immediately following the race, Mercedes executive director Toto Wolff said it might be time to consider implementing team orders to control his drivers. Such a decision, though, would be bad for the sport, bad for F1 fans and bad for the Mercedes team and its reputation. Hamilton and Rosberg have been each others' only real rivals for the drivers' championship since 2014, and Hamilton has won the last two titles. Coming into the Austrian race, though, Rosberg was leading Hamilton by 24 points, thanks to his five victories against his team-mate's two. Back in 2014, ...

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