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Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes accused of sandbagging at 2023 Bahrain GP

Heading into qualifying for the Bahrain Grand Prix, many fans were fearing the worst for Mercedes, with Q2 exits being predicted by some. This was not the case at all however, as both George Russell and Lewis Hamilton shot to the top of the timing screens on a number of occasions, making it all the way to Q3. Russell picked up where he left off from last season by outperforming Hamilton and setting a quicker time than the 38-year-old in Q3. Hamilton managed to qualify in seventh with a 1:30:384 while Russell managed to squeeze into sixth place with a 1:30:340, proving that the Mercedes driver pairing are very equally matched. READ: Charles Leclerc admits Ferrari are sandbagging as he sends...
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