Gary Anderson: Why F1 needs team orders

Gary Anderson: Why F1 needs team orders

AUTOSPORT's technical expert GARY ANDERSON has vast experience of calling the shots from the pitwall, and he explains why team orders still have a place in F1

Felipe Massa's refusal to obey an order from the Williams pitwall to let team-mate Valtteri Bottas past in the closing stages of the Malaysian Grand Prix earned him plenty of sympathy and the team a huge amount of criticism.

But this was very different from what Massa experienced at Ferrari, where there was a driver with clear number-one status no matter what the circumstances.

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