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'Motivated' Bottas didn't ease up to help Hamilton

Valtteri Bottas has insisted that he didn't ease up on his final qualifying run in order to help out his Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton. Hamilton set the fastest time in qualifying but faces a ten place grid drop for tomorrow's Turkish Grand Prix meaning he will start from 11th. Bottas had looked on course to match Hamilton's time at the end of Q3 but ultimately fell short. However the Finn insisted that he hadn't backed off to prevent Hamilton being bumped down another place on the grid. Read also: Bottas to start on pole in Turkey after Hamilton tops qualifying "No I wasn’t asked to slow down and I was definitely going for it," he told the media in parc ferme after the end...
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