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Smedley: We didn't drop the ball

Williams head of vehicle performance Rob Smedley insists a lack of pace and the nature of the track were to blame for their less than satisfactory display in Hungary. After three consecutive podium finishes through Valtteri Bottas, Williams took a step backwards at the Hungagoring with Felipe Massa finishing fifth and his Finnish team-mate seventh. The team, though, raised a few eyebrows with their decision to put both their drivers on the medium compounds after the deployment of the second Safety Car. The tyres fell away a lot quicker than the softs and resulted in Massa and Bottas going backwards. Smedley, though, says they were always going to be on the back foot in Budapest as the...
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