Cape Town - Mercedes will hold off on implementing team orders in Lewis
Hamilton's favour until after the Singapore Grand Prix.
Although the team initially said they'd have the talk after
Monza, a victory for Hamilton at the Italian GP gave the Brit breathing room in
the title fight.
Hamilton won the race with a little help from his team-mate
Valtteri Bottas, who held up Kimi Raikkonen for several laps, while Sebastian
Vettel could only manage fourth.
The German's hopes of a home win for Ferrari were undone
when he collided with Hamilton on the opening lap and was pitched into a spin.
Hamilton's lead is up to 30 points with a maximum of 175
still in play.
Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff told Motorsport.com:
"I don’t really like team orders, they are not cool and not good for the
sport, and they are not good for either driver.
"Lewis doesn’t want to have anything gifted and
Valtteri doesn’t want to give anything up. We are looking at it from race to
"We discussed it [on race morning], various scenarios
and there was no necessity and we will see what happens in Singapore.
"I want to push that moment back as far as