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Compromised qualifying led to Mercedes tyre failures

Valtteri Bottas A compromised qualifying session for Mercedes in last weekend’s Formula 1 British Grand Prix ultimately saw both its cars suffer tyre failures in the closing stages. Both Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton experienced failures, the former with three laps to go and the latter midway around the final tour. Hamilton was able to hang on to his advantage out front after second placed Max Verstappen stopped on the penultimate lap, though it was a close run thing. Much of the field had opted to take a one-stop strategy following the deployment of the Safety Car early in the race for Daniil Kvyat. That necessitated a long run on the hard compound tyres, and while a two-stop...
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