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Hamilton ‘didn't know' Bottas had team orders

Lewis Hamilton says he wasn't aware that Mercedes had issued team orders to Valtteri Bottas to let him through, believing they were 'racing' for position. Coming in for a second stop in Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix, Hamilton was made to work for the win as he chased down his team-mate for second place and then Verstappen for the lead. Mercedes tried to make life a bit easier for the reigning World Champion, telling Bottas 'don't hold Lewis up please.' But the Finn didn't move over, instead making Hamilton race for the position. Bottas has defended himself saying that while he 'could have let him by earlier', he's not 'here to let people by… I'm here to race.' Hamilton, who only needed...
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