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Mercedes explain why they 'copied' Verstappen's strategy in Qatar

Article To news overview © RN365/Michael Potts Mercedes' Andrew Shovlin admits that Lewis Hamilton's pit strategy in the Qatar Grand Prix was a 'copy' of what Max Verstappen was doing. With Hamilton leading the race from the start and Verstappen behind in second, the Silver Arrows knew that the Red Bull driver's main chance of getting ahead would come from potentially using the undercut during the pit-stops. However, Mercedes were able to avoid this by bringing Hamilton straight in, a strategy that Shovlin - the team's Trackside Engineering Director - says is completely normal during a championship battle like the one currently playing out. When asked in a Mercedes debrief video whether...
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