Toto Wolff has admitted to being "in two minds" over Lewis Hamilton's driving in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
The three-time world champion defied team instructions to speed up, after slowing down in an attempt to back team mate Nico Rosberg into rivals behind in a last ditch attempt to retain the title.
Hamilton's tactics left Mercedes boss Wolff with conflicting feelings.
"I'm in two minds: One half of me says undermining a structure in public means you're putting yourself before the team – that's very simple," he said. "Anarchy doesn't work in any team or any company.
"The other half says it was his only chance of winning the championship at that stage and maybe you cannot demand a racing driver to comply in a situation where his instincts did not make him comply.
The Austrian admitted that it has caused a rethink within the team, to avoid such a situation arising again.
"It's about finding a solution to solve the problem in the future because a precedent has been set," he said. "Let me sleep over that and come up with a solution tomorrow."
However, after the race, Wolff refused to rule out sanctions for Hamilton.
"This is something I will keep internal. I need to form an opinion, which I haven't yet," he admitted.