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Sainz barred from podium by midfield rivals' gambles

Carlos Sainz believes McLaren was only denied a shot at the podium in the German Grand Prix by its rivals' risky strategies unfolding in their favour. Sainz was the only driver among the top ten to have only stopped three times in Sunday's chaotic race, with McLaren opting for a cautious approach in terms of strategy, contrary to Toro Rosso and Racing Point which were the first to switch Daniil Kvyat and Lance Stroll to the dry soft compound tyre when the race entered its final 20 laps. That decision gave both drivers an edge compared to Sainz who resorted to a used set of softs for his third and final stint. "Every decision that we do probably was the right one," said Sainz....
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