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Bottas: Painted lines caused wheel spin, poor start

Valtteri Bottas believes wheel spin caused by running over painted white lines directly in front of his grid slot resulted in his sluggish start at the Chinese Grand Prix. Bottas had outpaced Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton throughout the weekend on his way to sealing pole position, but it was the reigning world champion who got away quicker to grab the lead on the run into Turn 1. The start proved decisive in the outcome of the race, with Hamilton going on to control proceedings out front on his way to a comfortable second victory of the 2019 season. “I lost at the start,” Bottas explained. “It was a shame, I got a bit of wheel spin when I went on the white line, the start/finish...
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