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Lewis Hamilton 'encouraged' after discovering damaged floor

Lewis Hamilton says it was good to know that there was a reason for his lack of pace compared to team-mate Valtteri Bottas, after Mercedes discovered part of his floor had been damaged during the race. Hamilton was around four-tenths a lap slower than Bottas during the Australian Grand Prix, allowing the Finn to build a comfortable gap and take victory unchallenged. Whilst Hamilton knew there must have been a reason for his poor pace, it wasn't until after the race that he was told about the damage to his car (see main photo). 'I had no way of knowing it was the floor,' said the Briton. 'Something didn't feel right, but you can't dwell on it. You just have to try and work with...
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