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Mercedes fails with strategy: 'We clearly made a stupid mistake'

With Mercedes and Red Bull Racing so close to each other this season, tactics play an even bigger role. Mercedes no longer has the luxury of having two cars in the lead and that is causing the team to make mistakes. Early stop of Verstappen At the Portuguese Grand Prix, Max Verstappen dove in for a pit stop as the first of the top three. "If we had let Bottas stop first, we would probably have come back onto the track before him after Verstappen's pit stop," Mercedes strategists analyse on Auto Motor und Sport. Red Bull's strategy allowed Verstappen to take second place from Bottas. Read more Hakkinen critical: 'Verstappen can't afford to make that kind of mistakes' Jos...
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