Nico Rosberg won his first Formula One world championship on Sunday after finishing second in a tense Abu Dhabi Grand Prix won by Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton.
Rosberg, who had needed only to finish in the top three to be sure of the title, held position to become his country’s third champion after Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel.
Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff told to Sky Sports F1 about teams’ tough situation on the pit wall
“I’m in a bit of a schizophrenic situation. There is the control freak team leader that has a rule book that everyone has to obey because this made us what we are today, but then there is the racing me. Wolff said
“I was questioning myself: ‘What would I have done?’ He had two choices, play one, disappear into the distance and show them you’re the best racing driver and it would have been his season, or play the other one, back up, and that’s what he decided to do, so I’m a little bit in two minds.
“It would have come to my mind and it came to others’ mind. Christian had the same idea before the weekend so he followed Christian instruction. Maybe he ought to drive for him! I’m going from one side to another side. Wolff added
“Equally Nico had more pace. He kept it very cool under pressure. Maybe you would have launched yourself for an overtake. It’s difficult to have a solution for every situation.”