How Rosberg loose the victory due to Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton’s refusal to obey team orders, rightly for his own championship hopes, at the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday may have cost Nico Rosberg a potential victory.

The Mercedes duo were running on different strategies, with pole-sitter Rosberg on a three stopper while the Briton was on a two-stop strategy.

After rain early in the race and two safety car periods, the Mercedes pair were found uncharacteristically in the mid-field with Rosberg catching up with Hamilton on lap 47 when the team radioed the Briton not to hold up his teammate as he was on a different strategy and was due to pit soon.

Prior to being bunched up behind the 2008 world champion, Rosberg was lapping in the 1 minute 27 bracket, considerably quicker than Hamilton, who had to extend his stints longer than the German. Here are Rosberg’s times:

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