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‘I have to protect him': Wolff launches staunch defence of Hamilton amid criticism

Toto Wolff is again standing guard for Sir Lewis Hamilton after criticism of the seven-time champion following the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. As Mercedes tried to find ways to mitigate the “porpoising” incited by the new technical regulations, Hamilton and team-mate George Russell were forced to close DRS early and lift off on the straights in Imola as they continued to run over a second adrift of Red Bull’s pace in Bologna. They were not helped by the difficulties in working the tyres into an optimal operating window as a legacy of adverse weather conditions and persistent red flags in qualifying, but that ultimately comes down to fundamental flaws with the W13. READ: Ferrari set to...
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