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Lewis Hamilton: Easy victory had Mercedes used undercut

Lewis Hamilton says he and Mercedes would have taken an “easy” Singapore Grand Prix victory had they used the undercut strategy. Hamilton emerged as the main rival to Charles Leclerc through the opening stint as the front-runners lapped substantially off the pace in order to preserve tyres. Third-placed Sebastian Vettel triggered the phase of pit stops when he came in on lap 19, with Leclerc following suit a lap later. Hamilton was told by Mercedes to do the opposite to Leclerc and he consequently stayed out for another six laps, but he gradually drifted away from contention. Hamilton emerged from the pit lane in fourth place, behind Max Verstappen, while Vettel’s...
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