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The gloves are off as Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton chase F1 title race

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: August 22, 2014

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NEVER have four weeks seemed so long.

And never has so little happened.

Bernie Ecclestone has wrapped up his issues in court of course, and we have the man set to be the youngest F1 driver ever in 2015 — 16-year-old Max Verstappen, son of Jos, who will replace Jean-Eric Vergne at Toro Rosso.

Bar continued rumours about Ferrari's line-up in 2015, which no doubt will continue for some time yet, it has been pretty quiet.

So, the summer break really has been just that — a proper break, even for the rumour mill it seems.

No doubt all that will have started up again by the time you've read this.

As will, I'm sure, the rivalry between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg at Mercedes, following teamordersgate.

If the gloves were off before, they will have been thrown away by now. Who will expect Nico Rosberg, or Hamilton, for that matter, to accept a team order without question now.

Mercedes, probably, have had time to think about that request to Hamilton to let Rosberg by, and hopefully realised the error of their ways.

It was a stupid and unnecessary request. Had Hamilton let his team-mate by, Rosberg would almost certainly have won the race.

As it was, Hamilton only just managed to hold him off. One more lap, and Rosberg would most likely have been through, and extending his world championship lead.

Neither driver should be expected to let the other through at this stage in the season, when every point might be critical, even if it might be the difference between a Mercedes victory or not.

The team's needs will have to play second fiddle to the drivers' from now on.

Enjoy Spa everyone.

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