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Hakkinen: Bottas performance delivered 'psychological boost'

©Mercedes Phillip van Osten 19/03/2019 at 15:2219/03/2019 at 14:05 Two-time world champion Mika Hakkinen believes Valtteri Bottas brought himself a big "psychological boost" in Melbourne thanks to his commanding performance but also to his ability to secure the fastest lap award. Bottas delivered to Mercedes its 88th Grand Prix victory with a lights-to-flag dominant win that went a long way towards restoring his aura after a disappointing and winless 2018 campaign. As impressed as he was by his countryman's flawless afternoon during which he upstaged team mate Lewis Hamilton, Hakkinen was equally dazzled by Bottas' confidence to go for a fast lap mad dash at the end of the race....
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