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Bottas: Crucial tyre choice set up Mercedes for 'miracle' VSC

Both Toto Wolff and Valtteri Bottas agree that Mercedes' decision to start its Russian Grand Prix on the medium tyre allowed it to capitalize on the race's decisive VSC. Ferrari looked set to dominate its rivals in Sochi, but Sebastian Vettel's retirement and a mid-race VSC turned the tables on the Scuderia. Both Lewis Hamilton and Bottas jumped ahead of Charles Leclerc and never looked back. But the opportunity was set up by the Silver Arrows strategists' decision to put their drivers on Pirelli's medium compound for their opening stint, while most of their rivals were shod with the soft tyre. Wolff hails Sochi as 'big step' to clinching title After the race, Wolff explained why that call...
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