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Bottas ‘tried everything' to catch Leclerc

Valtteri Bottas is adamant that he 'tried everything' to get past Charles Leclerc at the Italian Grand Prix, adding that pushing too hard early on probably cost him in the end. Leclerc won from pole to flag at Monza, but Bottas as well as his Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton had opportunities to overtake the Ferrari driver. Hamilton in P2 had first dibs, but he couldn't get the job done and was eventually overtaken by Bottas on lap 42. The Finn then immediately closed the gap to the leading Ferrari and looked set to make a move, but he just couldn't get past and eventually finished second. Team principal Toto Wolff admitted that Bottas' 'struggles' when behind were highlighted at Monza....
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