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Bottas: Virtual Safety Car timing a miracle

Valtteri Bottas has described the fortunate timing of the Virtual Safety Car period as “a miracle” for Mercedes which helped his team leapfrog Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc to secure a 1-2 at the Russian Grand Prix. When Sebastian Vettel’s engine gave up midway through the race at the Sochi Autodrom it triggered a Virtual Safety Car period within the pit stop window of both Mercedes drivers. With the German manufacturer able to double stack both drivers without losing any time in the pits, Hamilton duly grabbed the lead with Bottas in third place behind Leclerc before another Safety Car period shortly afterwards, triggered by a crash by George Russell, which saw Ferrari pit the...
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