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Mercedes reveals floor damage hurt Hamilton’s pace

Mercedes says Lewis Hamilton’s Australian Grand Prix was hampered after suffering floor damage on his Formula 1 car.  The reigning world champion lost the lead of the race to Valtteri Bottas on the run to Turn 1 and struggled to match his teammate’s pace throughout, ultimately crossing the line over 20s adrift in second place. Hamilton initially said he had “some ideas” for his significant pace deficit to Bottas, before Mercedes revealed the Briton had lost a “chunk” of the floor in front of the left-rear tyre on his W10, which the team said “exacerbated” car balance challenges throughout the race.  5774263478001 CrashTV:  "We have discovered damage to Lewis'...
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