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Mercedes fear Bottas 'damaged' after poor 2018

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff fears Valtteri Bottas will be "mentally damaged" by his winless campaign that ended in yet another below-par outing at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Summing up his race and year, Bottas said that both had "turned to shit" after promising starts. Likely victories slipped through Bottas' fingers in China and Azerbaijan in the early stages of the year – an untimely safety car and last-gasp puncture to blame. But the Finn could not maintain his form and a third chance to win in 2018 was taken away when Mercedes ordered him to let Lewis Hamilton through for victory in Russia to aid the Brit's pursuit of a fifth world title. Bottas is just...
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