Berger scolds Merc team orders
CRITIC NUMBER 1: Gerhard Berger criticised the Mercedes F1 GP team for their team orders at Spa.
Gerhard Berger has scolded Mercedes for imposing team orders during the 2011 Belgian F1 GP.
Before Michael Schumacher passed his team mate Nico Rosberg, Rosberg was told from the pits wall to conserve fuel.
Berger told Servus TV that the position switch was conceived deliberately to give Schumacher a grandstand finish on the 20th anniversary of his debut at the track. "It should have been a race and not a commercial shoot," he said.
Team orders became legal in 2011 but Berger believed that "in the circumstances it was totally wrong for Mercedes to do such strategies". He added: "They should be putting more thought into making a winning car."
Berger also commented on McLaren's Lewis Hamilton, who was involved in a crash at Spa. "He is extremely aggressive and the best overtaker in the field but at times he overdoes it.
"If he were sitting in the Red Bull, he would not have to take so many risks and so he would get into a lot less mischief."