Mercedes team bosses have welcomed Nico Rosberg's return to winning ways in Sunday?s Mexican Grand Prix and accepted champion Lewis Hamilton?s demands for an explanation about their tyre strategy.
In the aftermath of an unremarkable race in which German Rosberg led from pole to flag, with Briton Hamilton unable to find a way to pass him, the champion team was glad to avoid more controversy and see Rosberg's personal revival.
Non-executive chairman Niki Lauda said: "I felt sorry for Nico because I know what it is getting blown off all the time and the worst thing is when you screw a race up and the other guy is champion.
"That's the worst thing that can happen to a racing driver. Therefore it's good that this race was the other way around, so he gets his stability back and he will keep on fighting."
He added that for him and for Mercedes the most important factor was to see their rivalry lift the team performance.