Lauda: As of immediately our drivers can drive against each other 12 April, 2013 Niki Lauda Like their rivals Red Bull, Mercedes has also scrapped team orders in the wake of the recent Malaysian Grand Prix saga. Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber’s already tenuous relationship was shattered at Sepang when Vettel ignored Red Bull’s instruction that he stay behind the Australian. And behind them, a frustrated Nico Rosberg followed his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton to the chequered flag, having been told by boss Ross Brawn to hold station. The team’s German-speaking faction led by Toto Wolff and Niki Lauda railed against Brawn’s decision, leading to behind-the-scenes talks. “Yeah, we’ve definitely discussed it and it’s all sorted for the future,” Rosberg told reporters on Thursday. Lewis Hamilton leads Nico Rosberg He didn’t say what has been decided, but team chairman and shareholder Lauda did. “We have sat down and agreed that, as of immediately, the drivers can drive their races against each other,” the triple world champion said in an interview with Osterreich. The new situation at Red Bull is similar, with Helmut Marko admitting this week that team owner Dietrich Mateschitz was “very unhappy” with the Multi-21 saga. “There will be no more team orders by us,” he said. Team boss Christian Horner confirmed: “I had discussions with Dietrich and we agreed that Red Bull is not a fan of team orders. “Therefore we will not impose team orders at the end of a race,” he is quoted by the BBC. “However, we expect the drivers to act on the information they have from the team.” Asked if that will make life easier or more difficult, Webber said in China: “Probably easier, yep.” Tweet Related NewsMercedes: We don’t want the title decided by car failureVictory in Singapore makes Hamilton title favouriteMercedes: A bittersweet afternoon for the teamHamilton: I was looking for a clean weekend and this was itMercedes teams against relaxing engine freezeHamilton saved his best for last to claim pole and deny RosbergMercedes: We don’t enjoy the advantage as on previous weekendsMercedes: Good and reliable sessions with both carRosberg and Hamilton welcome FIA radio clampdownHamilton versus Rosberg is a F1 legend in the making TrollfaceMercedes So first they force Rosberg to give Hamilton the podium and now Hamilton is not required to do it back? Lol, Mercede is so obvious, Hamilton has a no 1 driver clausule. Kimster I think the response from both RBR and Mercedes confirms that team orders were wrong, especially at the start of the season. Hamilton may have “won” the previous race but Rosberg looks very racy in both practices so lets hope he can take back what he was done in by.