Mercedes will not use team orders in Abu Dhabi

The German team does not want to prioritize one of its two drivers.
Toto Wolff stated that they do not plan to issue team orders at the last race of the season, because as he said Hamilton does not need them nor does he think he wants them. Namely, George Russell won the last race in Brazil, where he fought with his teammate for the top spot on the podium.

“I don’t think Lewis should be prioritized and that’s not what he always wants.” the team boss told Motorsport com. “I think he mentioned earlier that he wants to win at least one race every season, but that’s not really his priority. He wants more to restore the performance of the car and then to fight for victories and hopefully the championship.”