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Lando Norris: I Was Hoping Bottas Would Retire After Pitstop Issue

McLaren driver Lando Norris has admitted that he was hoping Valtteri Bottas was going to retire from the 2021 season-opener after the Finn had a slow pitstop which ruled him out of the fight for the top two steps of the podium. READ: Ex-F1 World Champion Suggests Hamilton Shouldn’t Mix Politics With Sport The pitstop cost the Finn around 10 seconds, but he nevertheless still managed to finish the grand prix in third and even opted for an extra pitstop ahead of the final lap so he could score an additional point by setting the fastest lap. Speaking after the race in Bahrain, Norris said he briefly thought he had a chance of scoring his second-ever podium in Formula One. “Valtteri had a...
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