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Mercedes 'should have pitted Hamilton earlier' at Japanese GP

Mercedes trackside engineering director Andrew Shovlin admits after reviewing its race strategy the team should have pitted Lewis Hamilton earlier during his first stint to pull off an undercut on Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel to secure a 1-2 at the Japanese Grand Prix. A frustrated Hamilton complained with “better guidance” he could have secured Mercedes domination in the Suzuka race but after pitting later than his rivals he was stuck behind Ferrari’s Vettel forcing him to settle for third place as team-mate Valtteri Bottas clinched victory. Having assessed its Japanese GP strategy, Mercedes concedes its tactics weren’t the best choice and should have pitted Hamilton before...
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