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WRITE TO US Mo­tor­sport News Hay­mar­ket Con­sumer Media, Bridge House, 69 Lon­don Road, Twick­en­ham TW1 3SP Team or­ders would ruin what is a great spec­ta­cle at Mercedes

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And so they have done it again. Lewis Hamil­ton and Nico Ros­berg have hit the head­lines by hit­ting each other. Yes, it is be­com­ing repet­i­tive, but it cer­tainly is not be­com­ing bor­ing.

The in­tra-team im­plo­sion in Aus­tria is an­other ex­am­ple that the Mercedes-benz oper­a­tion has two driv­ers who sim­ply don’t want to lose – and that should be the strong­est weapon in any driver’s arse­nal. That un­flinch­ing ded­i­ca­tion to vic­tory is what marks out the real win­ners from those who make up the num­bers.

But this lat­est de­ba­cle has prompted team bosses to ut­ter the words ‘team or­ders’. You can un­der­stand why. Mercedes are in the sport to write head­lines by rewrit­ing his­tory in terms of suc­cess. They are not go­ing to be par­tic­u­larly pleased with multi-media im­ages of stroppy driv­ers and bro­ken cars.

Merc has dom­i­nated, and the spark be­tween Hamil­ton and Ros­berg has kept the in­ter­est high, de­spite sil­ver­wash that the sport has been go­ing through. I hope that those in charge of Merc re­alise that the in­ten­sity of the bat­tle is what gains pub­lic­ity, not a chore­ographed two-step. Matt James, Editor

■ Driv­ers press con­fer­ence:

Thurs­day 1500-1530hrs ■ FP1: Fri­day 0945-1200hrs ■ FP2: Fri­day 1345-1550hrs ■ Team prin­ci­pals’ press con­fer­ence: Fri­day 1630-1700hrs

The F1 Show live: Thurs­day 1700-1730hrs ■ FP3: Satur­day 0945-1115hrs ■ Qual­i­fy­ing: Satur­day 1200-1435hrs ■ Race: Sun­day 1230-1530hrs ■ High­lights: Sun­day 1800-1900hrs

■ Bri­tish Grand Prix Chan­nel 4 HD cov­er­age

FP1: Fri­day 0955-1140hrs FP2: Fri­day 1355-1535hrs ■ FP3: Satur­day 0955-1105hrs ■ Qual­i­fy­ing: Satur­day 1200-1430hrs ■ Race: Sun­day 1200-1600hrs

GP2: Sil­ver­stone

■ Prac­tice: Fri­day, 12001250hrs, Sky Sports F1 HD ■ Qual­i­fy­ing: Fri­day, 15551630hrs, Sky Sports F1 HD ■ Race one: Satur­day, 14351605hrs, Sky Sports F1 HD

Race two (high­lights): Sun­day, 0915-1030hrs, Sky Sports F1 HD GP3: Sil­ver­stone ■ Qual­i­fy­ing: Satur­day, 0845-0920hrs, Sky Sports F1 HD ■ Race one: Satur­day, 16201720hrs, Sky Sports F1 HD ■ Race two: Sun­day, 08050905hrs, Sky Sports F1 HD

War­ren Boscher took this dra­matic shot of a Ford Anglia on the Jer­sey L’etacq Attack rally Gary Hand’s shot – the snap­per was un­harmed

Bob Sketch­ley’s pic­ture of Martin Brun­dle rac­ing in the build up to the Le Mans 24 Hours Peter Atkins went to the Sum­mer Na­tion­als

David Nel­son’s BTCC photo was taken at Croft

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Sil­ver­stone crowds will get be­hind Hamil­ton

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