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Mercedes faster after ‘surprising' engine boost

Oct.11 Red Bull is concerned that title rival Mercedes has stolen a competitive march as their 2021 battle rages on. Max Verstappen actually re-captured the lead of the world championship in Turkey, but only because of Lewis Hamilton's grid penalty for an engine change. The seven time world champion was furious after a controversial strategy call by Mercedes dropped him out of podium contention. 'I am a risk-taker so I would have taken that risk,' said Hamilton, referring to his radio protests about wanting to remain on track rather than pit for fresh intermediate tyres. Former Red Bull driver Robert Doornbos told Ziggo Sport that Mercedes strategists simply made 'a stupid call'....
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