Indeed congrats to Nico. I do wonder if this was his last chance given the changes in regs coming up for 2017.
Mercedes shouldn't have said anything. They put Lewis in this position, otherwise he would have won the title today if he hadn't suffered any of those three engine failures. Lewis did what he could to change the situation, especially as Mercedes already had the constructors championship sorted. He didn't put Nico in any physical trouble, was very smart in choosing how to slow them both down and let the rest catchup, just a shame the Max had the issue on Lap 1 otherwise it might have been different again.