Is Mercedes risking a new civil war?

Is Mercedes risking a new civil war?

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff wants 'disruption' and 'tension' to get the most out of his Formula 1 team. He should be careful what he wishes for

Contrasting views recently from the two world championship protagonists of 2017: Lewis Hamilton said there was no excuse for Formula 1's producing less spectacular racing than Formula 2, while Sebastian Vettel suggested that those unhappy with the lack of overtaking should stop complaining, and accept that some grands prix will always be boring.

It was perhaps Abu Dhabi that prompted Hamilton to say what he did, for while the grand prix was beyond tedious, the two F2 races provided excellent racing, and relatively unsophisticated 'aero' had much to do with it.

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