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Bottas feared double stop would cost him P2

Valtteri Bottas feared Mercedes' decision to double-stack him behind Lewis Hamilton in the pits on Sunday would cost him a shot at the Chinese Grand Prix podium. It didn't. Running first and second in Shanghai on Sunday with Lewis Hamilton ahead, the Brit had the first call for the pits as it normal with most teams. However, Mercedes feared that if they stopped Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel – who was third – could come in and grab an undercut on Bottas. To negate this, they stopped both drivers on the same lap in a double-stack. Such was the pace of the Mercedes pit crew that Bottas, the second in, did not even have to slow less than the mandatory 80kph pit lane speed. #ChineseGP...
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