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Fastest lap opportunity 'hotly debated' at Mercedes on race day

©Mercedes Phillip van Osten 21/03/2019 at 12:1221/03/2019 at 11:34 Mercedes strategist James Vowles admitted that the possibility for the team's drivers to secure the fastest lap in Sunday's Australian Grand Prix led to a big debate at the German squad. The new rule, introduced by Formula 1 at the last hour, hands an extra championship point to the driver who achieves the fastest race lap, although to be eligible he must finish among the top-ten. Despite his dominant display on race day, Valtteri Bottas inquired about the opportunity in the closing stages of the race. But so did team mate Lewis Hamilton, while Red Bull's Max Verstappen was also keen on putting in a late flyer. Mercedes...
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