Video: Rosberg on being told to let Hamilton finish in front of him Germany's Nico Rosberg would have stood on the Malaysian Grand Prix podium had he taken a leaf out of compatriot Sebastian Vettel's book and ignored his team's orders on Sunday.
Instead, the Mercedes Formula One driver finished a frustrated fourth behind Lewis Hamilton but earned his teammate's thanks and recognition.
"I don't feel great sitting here. I think Nico deserves to be sitting where I am now," Hamilton told reporters at a post-race news conference for the top three.
"I guess the team thought that with the positions in the championships, it was logical to stay in the positions we were in. I have to give congratulations to Nico as he drove a smarter, more controlled race than I did today."
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