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Russell's failed qualifying gamble "clearly boosted Hamilton"

In a wet qualifying, Mercedes opted to gamble with George Russell and place him on the slick tyres before anyone else. The gamble didn't pay off as Russell skidded off the track into the barrier. Sky Sports pundit Danica Patrick believes this "boosted Hamilton".  Article continues under ad Second podium  Hamilton got lucky in Bahrain and with late Red Bull retirements, he got a podium. In Canada, Perez also retired and Leclerc started at the back but Hamilton was on pace with the race leaders. His former teammate Jenson Button says it will fill him full of confidence going into his home Grand Prix.  "This is an important race for him. It's also Lewis' track. He is...
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