Mercedes Boss Miffed After Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg Crash at Austrian GP

Updated: 03 July 2016 23:11 IST

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff is unhappy with the way the team's drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg have had a series of collision with each other. Their latest crash came at the Austrian GP

Mercedes Boss Miffed After Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg Crash at Austrian GP
Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg have been involved with quite a few clashes in the past one season. © AFP

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Mercedes may issue team orders to stop their battling drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg smashing into one another again, boss Toto Wolff warned on Sunday after their latest run-in.

Speaking in the bitter aftermath of the last-lap crash that saw Rosberg damage his car and limp home fourth, as Hamilton passed him to secure a dramatic Austrian Grand Prix win, team chief Wolff struggled with his emotions.

Clearly angry at seeing another collision -- the pair crashed out together from the Spanish Grand Prix earlier this season -- and concerned at the prospects of more self-inflicted setbacks in the championship, he said talking to the drivers had not worked.

"Cars colliding seems like deja vu for us and it is absolutely not what we want," said Wolff. "We are looking like a bunch of idiots and it is disrespectful to 1,500 people (at Mercedes) who work their nuts off to prepare the cars and this is why it needs to end.

"It seems that talking doesn't bring us any further, so we need to think about all possible solutions and go as far as implementing the not-very-popular team orders.

"This is on the table now. This is what we are going to discuss because maybe it's the only way we can manage the situation.

"I hate team orders. We owe it to the fans to let them race, but if every race ends up in a collision between team-mates, it's not what we want."

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Highlights
  • At Austrian GP, Hamilton and Rosberg were involved in a last-lap crash
  • Hamilton went on to win the race but Rosberg finished fourth due to it
  • Mercedes may issue team orders to stop the battling drivers
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