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Wolff explains 'robust' call on Bottas' tyre choice

When Valtteri Bottas pitted on lap 41 of the Portuguese Grand Prix, the Finn, on hearing that teammate Lewis Hamilton had switched to hards when he pitted a lap earlier, called for softs to be fitted for the remaining 25 laps of the race. Around 9s down on the world champion, Bottas obviously thought he could close the gap better on the red-banded rubber. However, his request was denied, and like Hamilton he returned to action on hards, eventually finishing 25.5s behind the winner. 'We have done it on occasions, but it's always a tricky situation,' admitted team boss, Toto Wolff at race end, when asked why the team didn't put its two drivers on a split strategy as Bottas wanted. 'If you...
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