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Bottas ‘off the hook' for defying team orders

Valtteri Bottas' decision to ignore team orders in Spain is likely to be ignored by his team bosses thanks to Lewis Hamilton's race victory. That's according to Karun Chandhok. Battling Max Verstappen for the victory in Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix, Hamilton was chasing down the Red Bull driver after Mercedes went with a two-stop strategy. But between Verstappen and Hamilton lay Bottas. The Finn was told not to hold up his team-mate but, once Hamilton was on his rear wing, opted against just moving aside, instead making the reigning World Champion work for it. Such was Hamilton's pace advantage on the fresher tyres, it took him a few corners to sweep past Bottas. Toto‘s table was shaking...
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