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Raikkonen: Staying out could have been a disaster

Kimi Raikkonen backed Ferrari's decision to give up track position and pit under the German Grand Prix safety car, saying an attempt to hold onto first place could have ended in "disaster". Raikkonen went on to finish third behind the Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas. Hamilton dived out of a pit-stop when the race was neutralised by Sebastian Vettel's crash on lap 51 of 67, following Raikkonen in another tour of the Hockenheimring. Raikkonen eventually did pit, emerging behind both Silver Arrows, having put 39 laps into a set of soft tyres. Raikkonen could not make inroads on Bottas as they battled on similarly fresh ultrasofts, but played down the prospect of him...
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