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Smedley dismisses ‘lost points’ fallacy

Rob Smedley has played down suggestions that poor tactics and bad luck had led to Williams dropping points it should have scored in what is fast becoming its most successful season for some time. A 27-point haul at the Austrian Grand Prix was the Grove squad's best return of 2014, lifting it into fifth place in the constructors' standings, ahead of McLaren and just two points behind the equally surprising Force India, but there is a belief in the paddock that that placing could be a lot better had Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas been able to pick up higher finishes that, at times, appeared to be on offer. Smedley, however, dismissed the suggestion, insisting that the team had performed a...
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