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Hamilton planned to ‘take risk' in Bottas fight

Lewis Hamilton has revealed he planned to “take a risk” strategically in his Austrian Grand Prix battle with Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas prior to the intervention of the Safety Car. Hamilton had worked his way up to second in the first stint of Formula 1's season-opener at Spielberg, passing Sergio Perez and Lando Norris, before profiting when Max Verstappen retired. Hamilton halved Bottas’ seven-second lead when the Safety Car was deployed in the wake of Kevin Magnussen’s Haas suffering a brake failure. Mercedes opted to double-stack its drivers for a tyre change, switching both from Softs to Hards, before its W11s developed gearbox issues. Related Posts Alfa Romeo...
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