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Mercedes must consider drivers’ line-up change – Horner

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Mercedes must consider drivers’ line-up change - Horner

Mercedes must consider drivers’ line-up change – Horner

Red Bull F1 team boss Christian Horner says that, the champions Mercedes must consider if its current driver line-up is “tenable” in the long term following another clash between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg in Austria.

The Mercedes duo collide in the final lap as Hamilton sought to overtake, and F1 championship leader Rosberg ended up losing his front wing, which caused him to drop back to fourth.

When it was put to him that he must want the collisions to continue as a rival team boss, Horner said: “You always want to win on merit and it is never good to benefit on others misfortune. But you’ve got to be there to capitalise.

“I think for Mercedes, in the long term, how tenable is it for that pairing to continue as a team?”

“While they are in the situation that they are in, with the competitiveness they have, they are obviously going to have….these issues are not going to be isolated to this race.”

Asked how difficult managing team-mates in such situations is, Horner replied: “It’s enormously difficult, because no matter how much those guys say they are team players, they are contractors and they are racing for themselves.

“They are going for the biggest prize in motorsport so inevitably, they will do what is right for them at the end of the day. I haven’t seen a replay of it, and I’m sure it won’t be the only one during the rest of the year.”

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