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Valtteri Bottas understands call to avoid Lewis Hamilton undercut

Valtteri Bottas says he fully accepts and understands Mercedes’ request during the Singapore Grand Prix that prevented him from potentially undercutting Lewis Hamilton. During a tyre-limited race that was dictated by pit stop strategy Hamilton was instructed to extend his first stint in an ultimately fruitless attempt at using the overcut on Charles Leclerc. Bottas, who was fifth in the train early on, stopped prior to Hamilton but was informed to maintain a relatively slow pace such that he – and Alexander Albon – did not jump the points leader. Hamilton emerged from his pit stop, a few laps later than Bottas’ service, in fourth place – having initially been...
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