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Bottas laments inexplicable lack of pace in Portugal

Valtteri Bottas was left ruing a mysterious lack of pace that cost him a chance of victory in Sunday's Portuguese Grand Prix at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve in Portimão. Initially running on the medium tyres, Bottas suffered a sluggish start to the race from second place on the grid and lost out to Max Verstappen in the soft-shod Red Bull into the first corner. However he was able to quickly recover the lost position. Meanwhile Lewis Hamilton had got a clean start from pole but then struggled to get up to speed, allowing Bottas to pass his Mercedes team mate and then overtake Sainz to claim the lead for himself on lap 4. But after initially pulling away, Bottas was reeled back...
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