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Stoffel Vandoorne: Start and strategy scuppered points hopes

McLaren’s Stoffel Vandoorne says a poor getaway and his strategy prevented him from continuing his points run at the Chinese Grand Prix. Vandoorne started from 14th place but dropped a couple of positions on the opening lap and ran a one-stop Soft / Medium strategy, pitting on lap 22 of 56. Vandoorne’s prospects of points were scuppered by the deployment of the Safety Car shortly afterwards, while vibrations with his MCL33 ultimately nullified his chances. The Belgian crossed the line in 13th position, failing to bring home points for the first time in 2018. “I didn’t have a great start and lost a few places on the opening lap,” said Vandoorne. “I...
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