Jordan says 'weak' Mercedes management to blame

Mercedes are missing Brawn according to Jordan [ Sutton Images]

27 August 2014 by TF1T Staff

Former F1 team owner Eddie Jordan says he blames the "weak" and "inexperienced" Mercedes management for the problems between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.

The pair's relationship hit a new low in Belgium when Rosberg tagged Hamilton's rear causing a puncture and later, according to Hamilton, admitted doing it to 'prove a point'.

Jordan says the team must shoulder the blame for failing to control its drivers, something he believes Ross Brawn would have done if he were still in charge.

"I blame the team," he told TalkSport. "They say they let the drivers race but they don't because at Hungary, the previous race, Rosberg was told he could pass Hamilton, Hamilton was told to let him go and he didn't let him go.

"How can you say you don't have team orders but you actually do? It's a nonsense.

"I remember when Ross Brawn said to Rosberg in Malaysia last year 'no, you cannot pass Lewis'. If Ross was there in that team it would be a different show. They would have finished first and second.

"It's weak. The guys there are really good guys, but they don't have the experience and they don't have Ross Brawn and, at the moment, they are rudderless.

"They are being run by two drivers who are like spoilt kids and are doing what they want to do."