Team orders or lack thereof are clearly the gift that keeps on giving.
When they were illegal, and it would appear that teams or drivers were doing things to manipulate the run order, the fans rose up to a state of high dungeon demanding that the offenders be punished for damaging the sacred integrity of their beloved sport (I am thinking Shumi and Barrichelo here).
Then, when a following driver ignores team orders and attacks and overtakes his leading teammate, we get the same cry for punishment. Vettel 2013.
Now, we have a lead driver who has taken it up the butt for his previous team probably more than once, essentially say F.U., I have had enough of this crap. Again, we get cries that he is not a team player.
Bull sh*t to all of it. Job #1 is supposed to be to beat your team mate. If that is so, why does Bottas need Massa to move out of the way to get by? Massa was blocking? Bull sh*t. He was defending. Doing what he was supposed to do.
Don't they teach passing in the junior formula? If you can't pass your team mate without him moving over, than you are not as fast as he is and you should STFU.
Now, the other side of the coin, my man Massa whining like a little girl when Bottas attacked early in the race? Bull sh*t to that too. Sounds like Button last year crying like a baby because Perez was smoking him. Both of those guys do nothing for themselves crying like babies over the radio. Grow a pair and race. The other guy in the car that looks like yours? He is NOT your team mate. His job is to beat you. Your job is to beat him. I am pretty sure Prost and Senna did not go out for beers after a race, and that is how it should be.
The notion of teams and team orders does nothing to enhance the sport. Shame that without teams, the F1 starting grid would have exactly 1/2 the car count.
There now…with a properly vented spleen, I feel so much better. :-)