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Hamilton praises Bottas for keeping Leclerc behind him

Lewis Hamilton suggests it would have been a different story if he wasn't able to benefit from the virtual safety car period which came about when Sebastian Vettel retired from the Russian Grand Prix. He praises Valtteri Bottas for keeping Charles Leclerc behind. The Brit claimed his ninth victory of the season and has one hand firmly on the F1 world championship trophy.  In Q2 on Saturday, Mercedes opted to use the medium tyre. As a result of this, they started on this tyre but Hamilton admits they didn't know whether it would be better than Ferrari's soft tyre start.  "I hoped it would give us a chance to take the fight [with Ferrari] during the race. We have...
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