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Beating Mercedes was impossible - Smedley

Sutton Images Enlarge Related Links Race: Austrian Grand Prix Rob Smedley says he is happy with third and fourth in Austria because Williams knew it risked a double retirement if it tried to challenge Mercedes for victory. Williams locked out the front row in qualifying at the Red Bull Ring as Mercedes failed to maximise its slight advantage on Saturday, raising hopes of the team's first victory since 2012. But while running first and second at the opening round of stops Williams did not immediately cover off the Mercedes drivers, which ultimately allowed Nico Rosberg to take the lead and saw its chances of victory slip away. Lewis Hamilton then got by Valtteri Bottas at the second round...
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