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Wolff had full trust Mercedes pair would avoid clash

Mercedes Team Principal Toto Wolff says he had total confidence in both of his drivers to avoid a collision at the start of the Eifel Grand Prix on Sunday. Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas went side-by-side into the first corner, with Bottas taking to the outside run-off, culminating in the Finn eventually prevailing into Turn 2. The duo have not yet collided since Bottas joined Hamilton at the team in 2017, with Hamilton taking all championships on offer in that time. Despite the close moment between the pair at Mercedes’ home race, Wolff admits he enjoyed watching them aggressively tussle for position. “I enjoyed the racing between the two of them because I’ve never doubted that...
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