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Valtteri Bottas' slow start in Spain down to grip, not clutch – Mercedes

Mercedes says Valtteri Bottas' slow start from pole position during the Spanish Grand Prix was down to a lack of grip in the pole grid slot, not a clutch or mechanical issue. Bottas lost out to team-mate Lewis Hamilton at the start of the race and was nearly passed by Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel as all three arrived into Turn 1 side-by-side. After the race, Bottas complained of some mystery clutch issues which he believed was the cause: 'I had some issues with the clutch, some vibrations, which I’ve never had before. That’s why I got away slow. I’m keen to find out what happened.' Spanish Grand Prix: Race Result | Drivers' Standings | Constructors'...
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