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Throttle actuator issue caused Lewis Hamilton pre-race scare

Mercedes has revealed that a throttle actuator problem was the cause of the pre-race scare on Lewis Hamilton’s car at the Canadian Grand Prix. Mercedes worked on Hamilton’s W10 in the garage on Sunday morning in Montreal, explaining that a hydraulic problem detected post-qualifying was behind the setback. Mercedes briefly feared that Hamilton’s car may not be ready in time for the start of the race, which he went on to win in the wake of Sebastian Vettel’s controversial penalty. It has now diagnosed the problem and explained the processes that went on to ensure the component could legally be changed. “We dropped the floor, we noticed there was some oil on the...
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