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Bottas hails 'aggressive strategy and solid first race' for Alfa Romeo

Valtteri Bottas was particularly satisfied with his first race of the season with Alfa Romeo, the Finn charging to P8 in Bahrain on the back of a "solid race" and an aggressive strategy. The result was a turnaround of sorts for team and driver after a lackluster performance in qualifying, in which Bottas and Alfa teammate Zhou Guanyu were both left stuck in Q2. Starting 12th, Bottas skillfully avoided a bout of commotion after the start, brought about by a clash between Esteban Ocon and Nico Hulkenberg, to clock in P8 at the end of the opening lap. He lost a spot to Aston Martin's Lance Stroll thereafter but was among the first drivers to swap his soft tyres for a set of hards, a...
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