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Hakkinen: Ferrari 'punished' by Mercedes for slow start in Japan

Formula 1 legend Mika Hakkinen thinks Ferrari could've walked away with a victory from Japan despite Mercedes' superior race pace on the day, as the two-time champion explains "track position is everything" as Sebastian Vettel showed when defending from Lewis Hamilton. Ferrari had surprisingly locked out the front row at Suzuka on Sunday morning at qualifying, as Mercedes were looking like the team to beat during practice on Friday.  However, a slow start from both pole sitter Vettel as well as Charles Leclerc saw third-placed Valtteri Bottas swoop past and take the lead into turn one and the Finn never looked back again, winning his first race since Baku earlier...
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