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Hamilton: My old engineer has helped Bottas make step

Lewis Hamilton is not surprised by Mercedes Formula 1 teammate Valtteri Bottas’ increased level of performance in 2019 and believes one of his old engineers has benefited the Finn. Hamilton’s ex-performance engineer, Riccardo Musconi, has become Bottas’ new race engineer for this season following the departure of Tony Ross, who has switched over to Mercedes’ Formula E programme. In his new partnership with Musconi, Bottas has already notched up two pole positions and two victories from the opening four rounds of the campaign, moving him into a one-point championship lead over Hamilton after bouncing back from his winless 2018 season. “Every year he [Bottas] starts out strong,”...
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