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Risk-taker Hamilton explains Turkey F1 strategy

Lewis Hamilton Lewis Hamilton has explained why he initially ignored calls to pit during the Formula 1 Turkish Grand Prix. Hamilton crossed the line fifth in Istanbul Park, dropping out of the podium places when he stopped with eight laps remaining. He then battled to hold on to fifth from Pierre Gasly, ultimately securing the place but ceding the world championship advantage to Max Verstappen. The Red Bull driver holds a six-point advantage at the top of the standings with six races remaining, though had Hamilton finished third the pair would be split by only a single point. “We didn't know if it was going to dry or not but it was slowly getting drier,” Hamilton explained. “I was in...
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