Non-Executive Director of Mercedes Niki Lauda commented on the exchange of positions between riders of the German team during the Hungarian Grand Prix.
After the pit stop, the team asked Valtteri Bottas to concede third place to Lewis Hamilton, so he tried to compete with the racers Ferrari.
However, Lewis was unable to overtake Kimi on the last lap back position, Valtteri. Thus, Bottas finished third, and Hamilton fourth.
“As we have said, we are honest in respect of its pilots – said in comments to Sky Sports Lauda. – They are allowed to compete with each other.
Bottas missed forward faster Lewis, but to overtake the Ferrari did not work, so we decided to bring them back to their original positions, to be fair.
Verstappen got close [to the Bottom] so we had to take special care”.
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