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Mercedes expected Hamilton's engine to fail

Lewis Hamilton Mercedes has revealed it didn't expect Lewis Hamilton to reach the flag in the Brazilian Grand Prix as he nursed a failing engine. Hamilton won the race from Max Verstappen but spent much of the 71 lap encounter managing a power unit the team's engineers expected to fail at any moment. Team boss Toto Wolff admitted the team first picked up the issue on Lap 28 and predicted Hamilton would be a retirement the next time around. 'We have the engine guys here in the back (of the garage), and then we have them back at base,' Wolff explained. 'I have about 10 channels open, and what I could hear on the meeting channel was ‘Lewis Hamilton, power unit failure imminent. It's...
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