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Mercedes on crash after safety car: “Bottas did everything correctly”

It was perhaps the most startling moment of the race at Mugello; the massive crash after the first safety car. Nicholas Latifi, Kevin Magnussen, Antonio Giovinazzi and Carlos Sainz were the victims. In any case, according to Mercedes, Valtteri Bottas did nothing wrong. In the Mercedes debrief on YouTube, James Vowles discusses the accident in question. "The problem is that it’s an over-kilometre straight towards the first corner. The earlier Valtteri goes for it, the longer the straight will be and therefore the higher the impact of the tow," said Mercedes' Chief Strategist. "As you saw at the start and also at the restarts, the car in the lead wasn’t necessarily...
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