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'Bottas' season broken by Baku heartbreak'

Former F1 driver Mika Salo says his fellow Finn Valtteri Bottas' largely miserable 2018 campaign hinged on the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, where victory and the lead of the drivers' championship were snatched out of his hands by an agonising late puncture. Although Bottas contributed to Mercedes' fifth constructors' championship, he failed to win a single race – becoming just the third driver to do so across a season in a title-winning car in the 21st Century. Bottas' early season form was more impressive and likely victories in Shanghai and Baku were taken away by factors outside of his control. Azerbaijan was particularly galling as a run through debris three laps from the end cost him...
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